I could not get an accurate CH test with my Taylor K-2006 test kit. Called Taylor and the guy there told me that I had too much metal in the pool. He suggested I add a quart of ProTeam Metal Magic. I did that and after three days the pool turned cloudy - so much so that I couldn't see the bottom steps. The ProTeam people told me this is as it should be - it shows the PT is working. It's been a week since adding ProTeam MM and the pool is still very cloudy. I've been brushing it twice a day and have kept the Dolphin running for the last two days - also backwashing every evening with very little clouds showing in my site glass - to no avail. At the suggestion of the pool store, I added 20 oz. of Sea Clear Natural Clarifier...only minimally effective. Problem is now I can get accurate CH readings (based upon proper color change) but unsure of my CYA level because the pool is so cloudy. Should I slam the pool?
CYA: (70???) - previously was at 40