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    Bit Hazy

    Hi Guys:

    Having lots of fun working with my new chemistry hobby.

    We've had ALOT of rain recently and I have been working to control my PH, TA and CYA. I think I've got most numbers in range.
    FC 6
    pH 7.6
    TA 70
    CH 260
    CYA 80
    Salt 3200

    Have my jets turned up to see if I can raise the pH to 7.8 TA and CYA seems to be within the TFP numbers.

    However, the pool seems to be a bit hazy.

    I plan on letting the pH slowly rise but I seem to have lost that crackling clear water (or my vision is going from staring too hard!).

    Thinking about borates... but would have to load quite a bit $50 bucks worth. My season is about 8 to 10 more weeks before shutdown so not sure I should spend the money right now.

    Will borates help get that sparkle back?

    Thanks

    H
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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Whats you CC?
    I wonder with all the rain if you PH is not higher, that is the only time my pool has turned cloudy is if the PH is high.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Quote Originally Posted by tbsimmons View Post
    Whats you CC?
    I wonder with all the rain if you PH is not higher, that is the only time my pool has turned cloudy is if the PH is high.
    Didnt test CC but figured with my pH and TA in check - should be ok.

    I can test CC in a bit.

    Just but aerator on the pool.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Also have you tested the pool for metals. I don't know how long heaters last but might be something to check also.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Quote Originally Posted by tbsimmons View Post
    Also have you tested the pool for metals. I don't know how long heaters last but might be something to check also.
    Thanks man - but I rarely run my heater - guess I'm old school. I actually prefer my temp to be around 75F. Just doesn't work for me at 80 - 85 F.

    I use to swim competitively so warm pools just don't do it for me.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Me either. My pool is in the mid to high 80's now just from the heat.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Quote Originally Posted by tbsimmons View Post
    Me either. My pool is in the mid to high 80's now just from the heat.
    CC = 0

    So maybe just pH needs to work its way back up

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Cloudy is from PH too high. I would check metals though just for fun though. Never know. The numbers look good something is not right though being cloudy.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    It would be very unusual for pH change to cause the cloudiness. What's your pump run time right now? Has the bather load changed recently?
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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    It would be very unusual for pH change to cause the cloudiness. What's your pump run time right now? Has the bather load changed recently?
    Let you pH get above 8 and see what the water looks like.

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    Re: Bit Hazy

    A high pH causing cloudiness is only true if there is a high calcium level as well, as the high pH will cause the calcium to precipitate out resulting in calcium clouding. The common causes of cloudy water are nascent algae bloom, inadequate filtration, and insufficient levels of chlorine.
    Metals will tint the water clear yellow (iron) or clear green (copper).
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    Re: Bit Hazy

    Hi Guys:

    Pump runs 24/7 @ 10% SWG. I get pretty stable FC depending on weather.

    Swim level has not changed - I'm pretty much the only one who splashes around in the water (well me an my dog).

    Pool looks better today - swept and vacuumed.

    pH is higher today 7.8 / 8.0 find it hard to read the shades of colour. Guess my pool likes to run a higher pH?

    I may add a bit more salt.

    Seems to have settled back after the rain (maybe the rain had a lot of junk in it).

    Thanks

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