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    Is this even possible?????

    Cloudy...greyish cloudy. Tested with the K-2006 last night at about 7pm. Water temp was 69 degrees.
    FC = 7.5
    PH = 7.0
    TA = 100
    CH = 160
    CYA = 0 ????????

    Is this even possible? Can this make my water cloudy? I could see the black dot fairly well. It didn't disappear at all. Should I SLAM this thing to clear up the water? I have been using Zappit 73 granules for the chlorine and do have to admit that this was the first time I have even tested for CYA. Only did it cause I couldn't figure out why the water was cloudy when all the other numbers seem to be in range.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: Is this even possible?????

    Sure it is possible if you have never added stabilizer or any chlorine with stabilizer in it (trichlor and dichlor). But that is not what turned your water cloudy.
    You are using cal-hypo which is adding calcium to the water and in fact could be one possible cause of the cloudy water.

    the stabilizer protects the FC from the sun, so with none in the pool, likely your FC drops to 0 everyday which allows algae to start growing. Your current FC level is very harsh with no CYA in the water.

    I would add about 30ppm of stabilizer and then SLAM the pool with liquid chlorine.

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    Re: Is this even possible?????

    Thank you sir. I will commence slamming this afternoon/weekend.
    On a side note, does heating the pool affect the need for more chlorine?
    27' AG 17,000 gallon
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    Re: Is this even possible?????

    Some, because warmer water is more conducive for things to grow.

    Make sure you get some CYA in that water or those high FC levels are going to fade your pool liner.
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    Re: Is this even possible?????

    10-4. Grabbing some after work today!

    Thanks
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    Re: Is this even possible?????

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    ...likely your FC drops to 0 everyday...
    Thanks jblizzle! I've been wondering how much chlorine is lost with no stabilizer.
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