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    pool still very cloudy

    Question. Pool has been extremely cloudy since butting in 4 boxes of Borax.
    My thought is that the quick rise in PH caused staining. Ive been fighting staining for the last 2 years.

    Sometimes when I get staining, the water itself looks clouded and shaded green.

    The thing is, if I let the spill over spa stay on waterfall mode for 30 minutes, then turn it off, the water in the spa is perfectly clear. And the water in the skimmer baskets is perfectly clear as well. No cloudiness at all.

    Is that indicative of the liner itself having something on it? Staining? etc.

    Numbers -
    FC - 4
    CC - 0
    PH - 7.6
    TA - 100
    CYA - 30-35
    CH - 300

    Thanks a lot.
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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    Re: pool still very cloudy

    You probably don't see the cloudiness in the spa or skimmers because of the smaller volume. What were the stains themselveslooking like in terms of color, and why were you adding the borate?
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    Re: pool still very cloudy

    Added borates to raise PH from 7.1 or so to mid 7s... The pool was crystal clear up until the moment of adding the borax.
    No staining at all. I do get stains. I use sequestering agent (metal magic) to control them...

    But at the time there was none. I dont see stains now either. But its hard to tell. Many times I dont see stains but the water looks a little different and ascorbic acid or a lot of metal magic help fix it.

    But before I go dumping in a few pounds of ascorbic and have to deal with the FC and stuff, I want to make sure thats actually what is happening. I cant really tell.
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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