Up until last week I've had beautifully clear water. The pH was a little low at 6.5 and that calculator kept telling me to add Borax. I hadn't had time to get to the store. I finally did last week and I put in 1/2 of what the calculator said. Within two days my clear pool was cloudy and my pH was suddenly high. I got nervous and pulled the chlorine up to 14 just to be sure there wasn't any algae forming. When the chlorine didn't change the cloudiness I researched pH and it said high pH could cause the cloudiness. I've now got the pH back down to 6.5 and the pool is clearing but the calculator is still telling me to add Borax. Obviously I dont' want to do that, as it seems my pool likes a lower pH.
Here are my questions.
Will my pool eventually clear? Am I missing something? It's getting better but it's still not great.
If it's clear is a 6.5 pH okay?
Why did this happen? Was there something I wasn't measuring?
Here are my numbers. I use the TFP Kit and the BBB method. In three years this is the first blip in pool clarity.
These numbers are pretty consistent with what they were before I raised the pH and the cloudiness arrived.
Thanks a bunch!