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  1. J

    New "spool" very cloudy water -- Seeking help balancing

    Thanks for the advice. Makes sense about the 10 mL water sample. I added a little dichlor once already to bring FC up, so there would be some CYA in that. Other than that, only what's in the tab that was put in on startup.
  2. J

    New "spool" very cloudy water -- Seeking help balancing

    Alright, Taylor K-2006C test kit arrived last night. First test results: FC: 1.0 CC: 0.6 pH: 8.0 TA: 250 CH: 380 CYA: < 30 (could still see dot even with tube full) Interesting that CH was so different than the ColorQ and Leslie's. I was wondering how alkalinity could be so high...
  3. J

    New "spool" very cloudy water -- Seeking help balancing

    Interestingly, I think a large part of the cloudiness may be entrained bubbles. They are tiny, like an air-in-water emulsion almost. If I scoop up a glass of pool water it clears up after a while, without any sediment accumulating at the bottom. And if I turn off the pump for a bit, the water...
  4. J

    New "spool" very cloudy water -- Seeking help balancing

    Very much appreciate the replies. Yeah, so the builder came out, started up the equipment, dumped in a little chlorine, talked about maintenance a little, and left me with a very minimal set of guidelines--a 1-page document that basically says brush it often the first 10 days, and then keep FC...
  5. J

    New "spool" very cloudy water -- Seeking help balancing

    Hello all, We filled our new in-ground spa/spool last Thursday, and the water has since become very cloudy. From what I've read so far, it seems like the high alkalinity could be the culprit, but I wanted to get some advice from some of the more experienced folks here to be sure that this...