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    Cloudy, so added AquaChem Super Water Clarifier but still cloudy

    Hi Folks,

    Tested the pool this morning with the TF 100 and the readings were as follow:

    CL = 5
    PH = 7.8
    FC = 7.5
    CC = .5
    CH = 125
    TA = 120
    CYA = 50

    From the surface, the pool looks clear but when viewing from underwater, the pool is cloudy. Apparently the CH needs to be up beyond 300 and to get there, I supposedly have to add calcium chloride or calcium dihydrate.
    Moved into the house a few weeks ago and remember seeing AquaChem Super Water Clarifier on the shelf so I added 4 ounces (1 oz. treats 5,000 gallons).

    Tested the CH just now, and the reading is 100. Looks like the Clarifier did not work.

    Is there a "common" name product for the calcium? If not, where would I find it - besides in a pool supply store.

    Thanks for your time.
    ~20,200 gallons; IG; vinyl, sand filter Hayward S-220T;
    Hayward Super Pump, 1.5 hp, 1.30sf; pool installed ~2000;

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    Re: Cloudy, so added AquaChem Super Water Clarifier but still cloudy

    Why would your CH need to be any higher than it is now? You have a vinyl lined pool. It doesn't require a set range of CH, as far as I know.

    Have you done an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test? http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...loss-test-oclt

    Try that, and report back with the results.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Cloudy, so added AquaChem Super Water Clarifier but still cloudy

    Well, being a pool owner for just over 2 weeks, I'm just beginning to understand the chemicals. The TF 100 Test Kit instruction card states, "CH is mostly relevant to masonry pools" and that "too much calcium in any pool (vinyl, fiberglass or masonry) can cause cloudiness issues in your water. CH readings in the 250-400 range are considered ideal".

    So, CH mostly pertains to masonry pools but are relevant to vinyl pools sometimes, too high is bad, 250 - 400 CH readings are ideal, but what about readings below the ideal? I could have assumed that low readings were ok but wanted to check with the experts first.

    Will to a FAS-DPD tonight and report back the results.

    Thanks.
    ~20,200 gallons; IG; vinyl, sand filter Hayward S-220T;
    Hayward Super Pump, 1.5 hp, 1.30sf; pool installed ~2000;

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    Re: Cloudy, so added AquaChem Super Water Clarifier but still cloudy

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    Last edited by Eddy24; 07-14-2014 at 09:19 AM. Reason: deleted: question in wrong thread
    Upstate, NY, Direct Sunlight, Above Ground (18'x 33' x 4'), Oval 15700 gallons, Vinyl; Hayward S180T sand filter; 1 HP motor; TF-100

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    Re: Cloudy, so added AquaChem Super Water Clarifier but still cloudy

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckp View Post
    So, CH mostly pertains to masonry pools but are relevant to vinyl pools sometimes, too high is bad, 250 - 400 CH readings are ideal, but what about readings below the ideal? I could have assumed that low readings were ok but wanted to check with the experts first.
    For a vinyl pool, low CH readings (or even 0) are not an issue UNLESS you have a heater which requires a minimum CH for warranty reasons.

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