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Thread: Cloudy water but in control!

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    Mar 2014
    Cincinnati OH

    Cloudy water but in control!


    I just wanted to say that this is the first time I have actually felt competent and in control of my pool. Last year, it was a continual cycle of cloudy water to green to clear and then back to cloudy. It was frustrating to say the least and we were definitely "pool stored"!

    Well, I have worked 3 really long days and only paid minimal attention to the pool. (I added chlorine one time ). We have had 2 days of a lot of rain. (whew, I may need an ark). My water this morning was looking a bit cloudy. I asked my husband to add some bleach when he got home (before me) and he did after the test showed 0 FC. He added 3 cups of 8% bleach. We just retested... 0 FC and 1 CC. (we must have something active in there)

    THE MORAL OF MY STORY: instead of freaking out, I have looked up my SLAM level and added 1 gallon and half of 12% bleach. (I added a bit extra since it seems like the bleach is being eaten quickly and I cant spend all day on it tomorrow) I will retest tomorrow morning before I leave for work and adjust.

    FC 0
    CC 1
    pH 7.2
    TA 90
    CH 100
    CYA 40

    I am a newbie and by no means an expert but I just wanted to share how much I love this forum and all its people and how far I have come. Last year I was overwhelmed by it all. Thanks
    Cincinnati, OH. 7th year of AG 24' pool -- 4th year using BBB method.
    24'x52" AGP. Sand filter & automatic chlorinator.

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Cloudy water but in control!

    That cloudiness is worth at least a hundred bucks to the pool store!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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