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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    So I take it that the HTH test kits are worthless?
    The HTH test kits (the "OTO" one) are not worthless. The limitation they have is that they only test total chlorine instead of free chlorine and combined chlorine and they only test up to 5 ppm chlorine. To test above 5 ppm with the test kits that use the color matching, you have to dilute the sample with water that has no chlorine (preferably distilled water).

    I got by my first year of BBB with one of those 6 way HTH OTO test kits from Walmart, but have since moved onto a Taylor K2005 + Taylor FAS-DPD Chlorine test, which together is a roughly equivalent to the TF-100 test kits everyone here mentioned has all of the tests.

    I would recommend getting a TF100, or a Taylor K2006. I made a mistake in buying the K2005, which is why I had to buy the FAS-DPD test separately. I also recommend the "Speedstir" as mentioned above. I ordered one with my FAS-DPD test kit and it makes doing the drop by drop test MUCH easier.

    If I had it to do all over again I would have just bought a TF100 or Taylor K2006 in the first place, but I didn't find TFP until after I had cleared up the swap that came with my house.
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Pool water is cleared up now. Was able to enjoy the water and swim today. I have read the pool school information. That's a lot of information so I will spend more time re-reading the information and I have also ordered the test kit recommended. Testing water every day with the testing materials that I have at the moment so that the water doesn't get out of hand again. I have family coming in next week and are looking forward to some pool time. Again, I am so glad that I found this site and will not go back to the pool supply store.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Good to know. What was it that ultimately cleared up the water?
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    I flocked the pool and then vacuumed it to waste. I then balanced the water again. Not had anymore trouble since then. Using the BBB method and it seems to work great.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    For our records, what brand and product name of floc did you use?
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    HTH Green to Blue kit
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    water going cloudy again. Did test with HTH 6 way test kit from walmart:
    TC-1
    PH-7.2
    CYA-unsure as I could still slightly see the black dot at 30
    TA-110
    TH-0

    Adding fresh water to attempt to bring CYA down. And add 2 jug (186 oz) of bleach (6%)

    any further suggestions would be appreciated.

    Hoping K-2006 test kit comes in tomorrow or Tuesday.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    A 1 ppm chlorine level is, of course, too low. And we don't even know if that or the CYA level are the right amounts. We'll know soon once you get the K-2006.

    Why are you trying to get the CYA down if it seems like it's less than 30? If the CYA level is really that low, then that will have the chlorine drop faster in sunlight. If you are there staying on top of the pool adding chlorine regularly during the day, then a low CYA level would be OK and let you kill off algae faster, but otherwise you'd want it a little higher, probably 40 or 50 ppm.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    So if I need to raise my CYA, I have to buy stabilizer right? Still not received test kit. Checked on status-shipped with no tracking information.

    Tested water this morning and concerned about the CYA level as it is still the same and ph is 7.2. Is the PH ok?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Focus on your chlorine level right now. Get that up higher to prevent an impending algae bloom. Use chorinating liquid or 6% unscented bleach.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Chlorine level is up and water is clear again. Maintaining chlorine of 4-5 and checking the levels twice a day.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Received my K-2006 test kit. Check the chlorine levels at 9:05 last night:

    FC-8.5
    CC-.5

    Check all the levels this morning at 8:15 am:
    FC-8
    CC-.5
    PH-7.4
    TA-100
    CH-90
    CYA-20 or less-could still slightly see the black dot with the tube completely full.

    I have granular shock. Can I raise my CYA using that?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
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    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    I have granular shock. Can I raise my CYA using that?
    If it is dichlor or trichlor, yes.

    If it is cal-hypo, no. Cal-hypo raises CH.
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Thanks Butterfly! I soooo love this site. My husband is like, "don't you ever get off that site?" LOL
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Thanks Butterfly! I soooo love this site. My husband is like, "don't you ever get off that site?" LOL
    Oh, yeah. I KWYM It's addictive!
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Ok. I only have the cal-hypo shock so I can't use that. What do I need to add?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Ok. I only have the cal-hypo shock so I can't use that. What do I need to add?
    To raise the CYA, add cyanuric acid, (also labled as stabilizer or conditioner). Ingredients should be 95ish % cyanuric acid. You can get a jug at wallyworld, pool store, big box store, etc. The wallyworld is reported to be more powdery and dissolves faster.
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Ok. Thanks again Butterfly!!!!!
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Ok. Thanks again Butterfly!!!!!
    You're welcome. Use the PoolCalculator to determine the correct dose
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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