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    Cloudy Pool... Help

    Had crystal clear water for past several weeks. Yesterday morning was lightly cloudy. Added clorox in evening. Morning was still the same. Bought shock and added 2lbs around 6pm. This morning, about the same. By the way I had a sock w/ cya at the return to bring up my levels because it is so hot in San Antonio. My last reading was barely at 30ppm. Here are my readings as of this morning:

    FC - 1.5
    TC - 2
    CC - .5
    TA - 170
    CH - 280
    CYA - 35

    Took the sock out to play it safe. I have used BBB for about a month or so and have been very satisfied w/ results.
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    Re: Cloudy Pool... Help

    FC is too low should be about 2.5. Raise to shock level and follow the shock process.
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    Re: Cloudy Pool... Help

    what "shock" powder did you buy and add?
    Just stick to liquid chlorine / bleach for adding any chlorine to your pool ... daily maintenance or the shock process.

    Like, UWV said, with a CYA of 35ppm, I would suggest a minimum FC of 3ppm ... you likely should be targeting around 6ppm (or more) at night so it is still above 3ppm by the next evening.

    But given the cloudy water, low FC, and high FC loss ... starting the shock process is a good idea.
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    Re: Cloudy Pool... Help

    It was hth super shock - 52% calcium hypo. Tested this evening - Chlorine at 1. Added 128oz. of 8.25% bleach.
    Looking better. Not sure what amount of bleach to put in to get to shock level.
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    Re: Cloudy Pool... Help

    Poolcalculator will show you how much bleach to use. Take it up and keep it at shock level.

    Cal-hypo can contribute to cloudiness.
    And since your CH is still low, using it may not be too bad.

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