In an attempt to knock out a mild stain on the floor of my deep end, I think I have caused larger issues.
It was recomended to me to use Sparkle Conquest to knock out the stain. Pool has always been crystal clear with no signs of algae. All I ever do is adjust my SWG higher when we in the height of the summer and add Muriatic acid to keep my pH down. I never use any other products till now. Here's a timeline of the steps I've have taken and where I am at now:
Friday night I turned off my Salt water clorinator to bring down my clorinine as all sequestering agents (Conquest in my case) work better in a low CL environment.
Saturday Morning I add some Muriatic acid to lower pH to 7.0-7.2. I let the pool run all morning and afternoon with SWG off in pure sunshine. I test FC and I'm still holding 5.0 FC (I have adeqate CYA levels). Sat afternoon I put 3/4 gallon of Polyquat 60 in (to protect pool once FC eventually will drop). Run filter till 4:00pm
Sunday morning: Pool still cystal clear. Test again around 10:00 am. pH 7.0, FC 3.0 (finally inching lower.) At 11:00pm I add 2 qts of Sparkle Conquest. Run filter. I get home around 3:30. Look at the water and pool still cystal clear, but stain still present. I think "oh well" waste of money on the Conquest or maybe it will just take longer. I figure mission unsucessful, so starting Monady (today) I will turn SWG back on and chalk up experience as another failed attempt to rid this stain. I leave house for a few hours. Filter turns off at 4:00 pm.
Well.... I get home at 8:30 pm. Turn the pool light on and go outside. The water is MILKY WHITE CLOUDY! I can barely make out the second step and can't see the 3rd at all. Run Filter all night and at 5:00 am this morning (Monday) maybe a touch better as I can see the 3rd step. But not much beyond that.
Did the Polyquat do this (which I added Sat) or the Conquest (which I added yest afternoon)? Or a combo of both? And what now?
Calcium hardness has always been right around 280-300
It's a Gunite pool with while plaster