I have all my levels just about perfect and fairly stable (I add about a gallon of 6% chlorine every 2 days). One thing however is that after about 3 weeks of swimming in the pool and lots of rain the water gets cloudy. I know that the site says not to add clarifier (anything extra), but I added it a couple days ago and it really cleared up the pool and I can see the bottom with no problem at all and within 8 hours of adding it. Before I had trouble seeing the bottom. I am not using anything to soak up sunscreen or oils. Should I be? Is that the problem? It appears that a scum-ball would help.
Temp = 84F
FC = 7.0
CC = 0 to 0.5
PH = 7.4 (added borax to bring it up to 7.6)
TA = 80
CH = 240
CYA = 45
I run my pump about 5 hours a day (I calculated this will give me one full turnover in a day). It isn't on a timer or anything as I flip the switch manually. I have been running it when I get home from work at 5PM till before I get ready to go to bed at 9PM. I also run it when we are in the pool.
I have been using trichlor pucks with my in line chlorinator at a low setting and watching the CYA and so far the CYA has only been going down or staying the same. For the most part I have been using the BBB method.
So, should I just keep doing the clarifier thing every month or so? Should I add sand and/or DE to my filter? I have the valve on the top of the filter. Does this make it more difficult to add? I read that I can just mix it up with water and add it directly to my skimmer. Can I figure this out and do this without needing to take my valve off?
My previous thread that I created.
I found and read the following pages.