Hello everyone! This forum is such a great resource to new pool owners like us
We have a 27ft round above ground pool - installed in June. We've been following the pool store's instructions for chemicals as follows:
Wednesday - check Ph - adjust to 7.4 - 7.8 as needed (have checked and never needed to adjust)
Wednesday - check total alkalinity -adjust to 80-120 ppm as needed (never needed so far)
Add 4 quick tabsto skimmer at night
Sunday: check Ph adjust as needed same as above
Add 1 1/2 lb shock and swim directly to pool water
Add 4 quick tabs to skimmer at night
Add 4 oz natural kleener
Add 9 oz poly 30 algaecide
Add 1 lb anchor (only recently started doing this since they had originally crossed it off list but sold me stuff anyway so I asked what I should do with it
A few weeks ago, when it was REALLY hot here, the pool looked a little cloudy - not discolored, just not as crystal clear as it had been. Pool store said to double up on quick tabs when it gets really hot. Did that and it cleared up.
Husband and at pool store to pick up patch kit and talked to guy there about cloudiness again and he says if weather is really hot again, use bag of shock instead of shock and swim to keep pool clear. Tried that, seemed to work, went back to regular routine since temps dropped.
Over 90 again for last couple of day, added extra quick tabs last night, pool is a bit cloudy this morning....
We run the filter all of the time. We also have an aqua pro heat pump that we run off and on to get the tmp of pool where we like it. Ran it yesterday for a bit but there doesn't seem to be a correlation between running it and cloudy pool.
If you're still with me, any advice re: cloudiness? Also, I am wondering about the whole routine we are on - it's expensive which I would not mind as much if the pool was always staying crystal clear!