Heading into my fourth summer with our AG pool and so far not so good.
In past years I threw in a few pucks, shocked weekly, ran the EZ Vac, swirled some test strips around like, oh, almost never (I think I tested it twice all last summer - which in Ohio is maybe 3 months I then sat back, enjoyed my crystal clear pretty blue pool that garnered so many compliments - and patted myself on the back for being so skilled and clever. Clearly, I was a pool genius.
Until a few weeks ago when my pool went rogue on me and we've yet to wrangle it back. I found you because every time over the last few weeks that I googled "Cloudy water" the results came back to TroubleFreePool.com
Clearly, I need a better test kit. I'm def going to need to order one of the recommended kits. I think the TF-100.
My only problem is that reading all the advice I realize that despite my ONE reason for agreeing to a pool "because you don't have to mix chemicals in little tubes like a Mad Scientist anymore!" -- apparently you do! You are all so educated on this that I sit in awe. I am reading pool school but where even "novices" seem to have a basic knowledge of what it means to have low or high pH and that obviously this or that will raise/lower it - that's all greek to me. Seriously, I think I was passing notes to someone during science class and missed that.
Is there any hope for a Chemistry 101 flunkie who has made it her life's work to NOT understand chemistry to be reborn as someone who knows - or cares - what the "obvious" fix is for common chemical problems? My chemical fix thus far is sit by the pool only at night, drink enough wine and realize that if you squint right it doesn't look nearly so cloudy. The kids, however, are not impressed by this method.