I've had my spa for almost two months now and never had a problem with water clarity. I use the three step bromine system and my bromine level is usually 2-6ppm. TA is kept around 80, CH 140 and Ph is usually about 7.6. Temp is 97F and my filter settings are one hour every 12.
When I opened my spa this morning I was greeted by cloudy, slightly green water. All the levels are normal and it smells normal. Around 9:30AM I added the recommended amount of bromine granules that are actually about 83% diclor and 17% bromine. The bromine level shot well over 20 and I have been filtering all day. I also hosed off the filter but have yet to change it for a new one.
The only thing that has happened out of the ordinary is that I spilled about 8 ounces of beer in the water when we had another couple in with us and we had bug repellent on before getting in. It's some kind of natural stuff that is mostly soybean oil with citronella oil and some others. (I hate it) Could this have caused the water melt down?
So far (4:30PM) I notice no change in the water clarity and I'm wondering if I should just dump it and start over. It's the original water anyway.