This is my first post and I want to start by saying thank you! I have had a pool for two years and with your excellent website, I have never had an issue with my pool. I don't drain my pool in the winter as we don't have freezing issues. I maintain the chlorine and PH chemistry in the pool over the winter and am gearing up for the season.
I tested (Taylor FAS-DPD) the water on Friday and here were the results:
I added baking soda to increase the TA to 80 and it indeed was that on Saturday. Sunday morning, I added what I thought was Calcium Chloride (I work at a university and a colleague in the science department ordered calcium carbonate instead of calcium chloride and I didn't look at the label carefully) to raise the CH 70 ppm to 250. Instead I added Calcium Carbonate and the water immediately turned milky white so I couldn't even see the top step.
I ran the pump all night and now I can see the bottom step but still not anywhere close to the bottom of the pool.
I tested the water again Monday evening and here are the results:
FC I stopped and repeated the test when I got to 30 thinking something must be wrong. I repeated an cannot even measure the FC endpoint.
CC I obviously can't measure this either.
PH 8.1 I added the correct amount of Muriatic Acid
I haven't retested CYA or Borates.
I see the recommended treatment for cloudy water is to slam my pool to get rid of algae, but I don't think I have algae as I truly have maintained a good water balance.
Please advise if this is just Calcium Carbonate floating in the water or if something else is going on and what I should do to resolve.
Also, what could cause the FC to elevate that much???
Thank you in advance.