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    Cloudy Water

    PH is very low and water is cloudy. Pool store is closed. Every other test is OK. Can I use baking soda?
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Without test results, we can only guess at your problem....no better than you. With valid test results we can help get your pool cleared.

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Please post a complete set of water test results. If you don't have them, you should be able to get a pool store to test the water for you.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    baking soda has little effect on pH. Read pool school article for "recommended pool chemicals"

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Thank you for the recommended reading. Before I went to our pool store , I put in 1/4 cup of baking soda and let it circulate for 30 minutes. Guess what? It raised the ph and ta! Then off to the store with a sample. They sold me First Aid as a solution to my dead algae that was the problem. Now the wait and see what happens. It's been 2 hours and no change yet. Patience is a virtue.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Whatever they sold you was likely not needed...hope it was cheap.

    There is no magic bullet. Just chlorine and filtering.

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolJ
    PH is very low and water is cloudy. Pool store is closed. Every other test is OK. Can I use baking soda?
    If I learned anything on this forum is that never trust the pool store and from my own experience their test levels are usually way off.
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