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    Jun 2012
    Howard City, MI

    Partly Cloudy

    Hello. I finally ordered my Taylor K-2006 test kit and should be getting it sometime this week. I am now obsessed with making sure all my levels are where they need to be. I initially purchased a hth 6-way drop test kit. It only had 2 cya tests and now am waiting for new kit so I can test CYA.

    My current dilemma is that the water has seemed to be a little cloudy. Not horrible, but it surely is not sparkly like it should be. I am assuming this might have something to do with the CYA? My Cl level is at 3 and pH is at 7.5.

    Should I add some stabilizer/conditioner? If so, how much should I add since I cannot test the CYA yet? Please help, the cloudiness is driving me crazy.
    Above-Ground Pro Series 18'x48" Metal Frame - Approx 6,450 gallons
    Skimmer Filter System (cartridge): SFS1000 w/ F1500C Pump: 120watts/2.0amps/1500g.p.h
    Purchased & Installed: 6/7/12 (week of)

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Partly Cloudy

    Post complete results when you get your kit....don't do anything until then.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Partly Cloudy

    Cloudiness could be caused by too much stabilizer, if you've used pucks or powders to chlorinate in the past.

    I'm with Dave, don't add anything except bleach. And maybe acid if the pH needs adjusting.
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    Mar 2011
    Sunny Central Florida

    Re: Partly Cloudy

    Yeah, don't add CYA until you *know* it's that, the only way to remove it is replace water or RO treatment. You can add liquid bleach if you want to add *something*, and keep your pump running 24/7 to try and get the gunk out of the water.
    IG Plaster 20,000gal, attached spa w/ spillover, hayward C12002 cart filter, 1 1/2hp pump w/ polaris 360
    6/16/12 - PH 7.6, FC 6, CC 0, CYA 30, TA 80, Calcium 310

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    Re: Partly Cloudy

    What sort of filter do you have? It helps us if you add pool specs to your profile and signature
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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