I added about 5 lbs of baking soda to my 14k gallon, salt water, pool about 3 weeks ago and it made the water very milky. I found out afterwards that the baking soda had expired some time ago so that may have caused the problem. In any case, I'm having a heck of a problem trying to clear the water.
First I tried regular clarifier, over and over, but it didn't help much. I also tried my manual vacuum but the baking soda just came back passing through the filter and going into the pool. Lately I've been vacuuming with a battery operated vac, stuffing it with 7 fine mesh nets. This has helped quite a bit but some of the baking soda is so small that it goes through the vac, back into the pool. I've also tried "Clear and Perfect" which helped a bit, but hasn't worked as well as I had hoped.
I've managed to capture a lot of the baking soda but the water is still milkey after all these treatements so I'm wondering if someone has had this same problem and can suggest something that will clear the water once and for all...