I've seen a few threads here from people adding Borax and getting cloudy water. The general consensus seems to be that Borax should not cloud the water. But my experience seems contrary to that.
Yesterday my pool was crystal clear. Like show off clear
All numbers were ok but ph was on the low side. about 7.2. So about 5pm I got 4 boxes of Borax.
I want to get the borates up anyway... So threw the 4 boxes into the pool in front of the deep end return. I watched the evil Borax cloud grow and spread. And next thing I knew, the entire pool was extremely cloudy. Cant see the bottom cloudy. I figured I would let it run for a while and it would clear. 14 hours later the pool is just as, if not more cloudy. I just took a set of numbers right now. They are:
FC - 8
CC - 0
PH - 7.6
CYA - 30-35
CH - 300
I am fighting the good fight against metal staining. Using over 1 bottle of metal magic a week to keep the stains away. Im wondering if the jump in PH might have caused the staining to start? A lot of times the staining isnt just in the liner. It makes the water look cloudy and almost tinny. But before I go buying $50 worth of Ascorbic, I want to be sure
Any suggestions? Thanks a lot in advance.