To make a long story short. Our water has been cloudy for the past few days. I had bought some dollar store bleach because we needed some and didnt want to drive all the way to walmart to get some reg clorox. I used it for a few days and it didnt seem to be working. We went yesterday and got some regular 6% bleach ( dollar store stuff didnt have a % on it anyway i was brushing vaccuming backwashing and it was staying cloudy. I can see the bottom of the pool and all but the water just isnt as crisp as it had been before the dollar store bleach was added. Our bleach consumption has been on an average of 2-4ppm each day. Last night I went ahead and shocked the pool and checked it this morning and no FC loss during the night ... so I guess thats a good thing Now our PH has shot up dramaticly to 8.2 or more.
My question is , should I just add acid to reduce the PH and ignore the possible algae bloom since there was no FC last night and will high PH levels cause water to be cloudy ?
I also added when I shocked the pool last night a little more bleach than I should have. I hate having part jugs of chlorine laying around!
This mornings test results were
FC 20 (no loss from last night)
TA 100 ( Also up a little bit since last tested)
Water Temp 76
Have been brushing twice a day and vacuuming in the evenings after work since its a more time consuming adventure !