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    old owner/new member....comment?question

    Has anyone ever used Downy's new product called Unstopables? It's a perfume/freshener for laundry. I've used it on my pool towels for the last few weeks to keep them fresh in the towel bin. 2 towels fell in my pool(oops) for a few hours and now my pool is a mess! could that perfume stuff have totally messed up my chem balance? I canNOT get a free chlorine reading at all.....even after 20 lbs of super shock! Major cloudy water and ALOT OF FRUSTRATION! Any comments? I really am not sure the towels did it but this just may be a warning to others to be careful. Let me know what you think.....

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: old owner/new member....comment?question

    Welcome to TFP!

    Two towels could not have caused anything even remotely that severe.

    Could you post a complete set of water test results?
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    Re: old owner/new member....comment?question

    Latest test:
    saturation index 0.7
    TDS 2100
    CYA 151
    tot. chl 1.3
    free 0.7
    PH 8.3
    tot alk219
    adj. tot alk 174
    tot hard 138
    nothing else tested
    using BioGuard brand products
    please assist

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: old owner/new member....comment?question

    CYA is out the roof probably due to your use of powdered chlorine products. First step is to get that in line by doing a lot of water changes and then using liquid chlorine. If you do not understand this, you need to read Pool School a few times and get yourself a good test kit and stop relying on the pool store to spend your money.

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