Anyone have experience with Sam’s Poolbrand Trichlor causing cloudy water?
Test results at 8 pm last night:
CH 130- test ran 6/9
I opened a new container of Sam’s Poolbrand trichlor last night and at 8pm put 4 pucks in the (empty) floating chlorinator. I also added 96oz 6% Walmart bleach at the same time. Water was very clear and has been the entire season.
At 1 pm today I noticed the water was cloudy. Still could see the bottom of the shallow end easily, and could see the main drain- including the screws- in the 8’ deep end, but it was noticeably more cloudy than is typical.
Test results at 1pm today:
FC 5.0 repeated test 4.5
My initial thought was a nascent algae bloom as it had dropped to 1.5 last night, although 1.5 really isn’t that low for a cya of 30. However, fc has held since 8 pm last night. According to Pool Calc 96 oz bumps me 2.5, plus my starting 1.5 = 4.0 and at 1:30 this afternoon I had a reading of 4.5- 5.0 (ran test twice). I would've thought an algae bloom would've taken out the chlorine.
No swimmers since Saturday afternoon. No dead critters in pool or skimmer. Rain night before last, but none last night. Lots of heat, lots of sun.
The only thing different I’ve done is the new container of trichlor. Anyone experience trichlor clouding their pool? A bad batch maybe? Any other thoughts?
Label indicates 99% Trichlor, 1% other ingredients, 90% available chlorine. No mention of any additives.
Thanks in advance!