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  1. J

    Cloudy white water

    Thanks for the tip on the coin!!
  2. J

    Cloudy white water

    Oh I definitely am going to wait for the #s to prove it all out :). Thanks for the encouragement. After looking at cloudy water for so long I can no longer really tell and question whether its the sun or my eyes or just the picture...but i’d Definitely rather be safe than sorry :)
  3. J

    Cloudy white water

    Oh thank goodness...learned so much. What a great resource! I will be making a contribution to keep this wonderful forum going strong. I didn’t test after last night’s add, but generally my additions get me to target, so thinking i’ve Passed the OCLT but I’ll maintain and test tonight and...
  4. J

    Cloudy white water

    Waiting to pass all three at this point with the OCLT, but we can actually see the print on the pool liner bottom. I’ve asked my husband if I can start gloating b/c he was such a doubter...I can’t share his response on this forum :). WOO HOO!
  5. J

    Cloudy white water

    Approaching the 2nd full week of our slam...very happy to report that I can actually see the robot on the pool bottom!! Woo Hoo. Water is still not crystal clear, but we are staying the course and have learned a ton!
  6. J

    Cloudy white water

    so backwashed this afternoon...monday's backwash was murky grey and went to "cloudy" like current water. Today's backwash he described as more of a green color slightly, a little bit clear near the end, still milky and still a little bit of foam. Went from a psi of 16 to 13.5.
  7. J

    Cloudy white water

    well...the pool hasn't been clean all season...so that's a hard question to answer. my husband says the clean pressure is anywhere from 12-15...and I can see that this is a challenge b/c if clean pressure is 12, then he should backwash at 15. I'm not sure if his "ballpark ranges" for what he...
  8. J

    Cloudy white water

    thanks for the encouragement...and trust me...i'm trying to tow the line here. Weekends we can test more frequently...but during the week it's 3 times per day (which is the minimum). I can definitely tell that the SLAM has done a job, now that I have a better understanding of the relationship...
  9. J

    Cloudy white water

    Still no discernable change in water even after backflush 2 days ago. Still following slam at day 7. I'm trying to not obsess and have POP...
  10. J

    Cloudy white water

    So since the husband is a doubter, getting him to comply is not always easy. Needless, begged him to vaccum and backwash again today. He complied and again said very little debris or slime in the pool. The backwash today produced cloudy grey water that was foamy (leaving foam residue on the...
  11. J

    Cloudy white water

    Husband did give the pump a "small break" b/c of the "heat wave"...ugh...but no more than a few hours. Filter is definitely pushing a nice flow through the return--i'll direct downward tonight. The sand and laterals were replaced last year and I do believe he peeked at them this year as well...
  12. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK...so assuming we didn't miss a drop, I would say that we have acheived <1 ppm OCLT. The CC is <1. I've been adding two drops for the CC and it's really difficult for me to tell if there is a discernable difference between the 1st and 2nd drops. I haven't tested at at the 25ml water (.2...
  13. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK..so I’m guessing I miscounted either last night or this morning b/c this a.m. I got a FC of 27, and I would assume my FC would not increase overnight. That said, I would also assume that i couldn’t have been off more than a drop or two on either last night or this a.m.s test. Even with a...
  14. J

    Cloudy white water

    We just put the vacuum in to run for a bit and added an ultra fine basket. Picked up more liquid chlorine to get ready for tomorrow’s chlorine dump.
  15. J

    Cloudy white water

    6 adds of chlorine today... 8 A.M. FC: 16.5; 192 oz added 9 a.m. FC: 21; 128 oz added 10:20 a.m. FC 25 11:40 a.m. FC: 22.5 128 oz; 128 oz added 4:30 p.m (was gone but had someone drop 128 oz of liquid chlorine) 5:45 p.m. FC: 19; 128 oz added 7:20 p.m. FC: 21.5; 256 oz added (over the...
  16. J

    Cloudy white water

    Thanks...this morning’s add got me to 21, so I added another 1/2 jug. Do you recommend covering the pool to avoid the chlorine loss from sun? And if I’m not going to make testing every 3 hours, should I overshoot the 24 a little in order to “maintain” or not fall below 24?
  17. J

    Cloudy white water

    Last night we had FC of 23.5 This morning 16.5 Adding 1.5 jugs of 12.5% liquid chlorine. My question is should I test CYA and CC as frequently as the FC? Or is it reasonable to space that out?
  18. J

    Cloudy white water

    Starting view of pool...wish me luck!
  19. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK... FC 1.0 CC 1.5 PH 7 TA 110-120 CYA 60 Hardness 350 Started SLAM and just added 588 oz of liquid chlorine 12.5%...will test in an hour to see if i hit FC of 24
  20. J

    Cloudy white water

    All I have to tell you guys is that if this doesn't work, my husband will never let me live it down...so you better be right. :) I'm counting on you! But...I also find it unacceptable that the pool store says replacing the sand last year will basically cause it to be cloudy the entire season?!
  21. J

    Cloudy white water

    I promise! But I thought i was following the instructions from the kit. I’ll post results tomorrow.
  22. J

    Cloudy white water

    Added 16 lbs of Borax...yellow is definitely moving. One of my test kits shows 6.8 as the lowest value it tests and it’s just shy of that (leaning toward orange vs. yellow). Alkalinity still looking like 90 to me...possibly 100...but I don’t really think the color deepened from the 9th to the...
  23. J

    Cloudy white water

    How often can i test for results?
  24. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK...2 hours after adding the acid i should not have added: TA 90 PH test was yellow...:( Aerating now, but do have a box of Borax here...
  25. J

    Cloudy white water

    The TFP calculator and the Taylor Test kit tables said 2 gallons...so I’m sure it’s going to land below 6.8 by the time I test tomorrow. Can i start aerating right now (having added acid 1 hour ago?
  26. J

    Cloudy white water

    All that said... i sadly saw the post about NOT adding acid after i added acid...when i get my ph back to 7, ill attempt a slam once again. Heavy sigh...
  27. J

    Cloudy white water

    Well...my concern is this...i was slamming previously...and while i realize i may not have had the best test kit, and that TFP doesn’t trust pool store results...pool store results were equivalent to test strips and an HTH test kit i bought. I was slamming since the 1st, and while i may have...
  28. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK... Using Taylor K2006 test kit: FC - 8 CC - 1.5 PH - 7.2 Alkalinity (110-140) giving a range here b/c the sample was definitely fully pink at 110, just not sure if it’s supposed to be more intense red. Thinking I need the 140 # based on what I’m reading... Calcium (350-440) again...range b/c...
  29. J

    Cloudy white water

    OK...had a green pool. 32,500 gallons above ground. Lots of money at the pool store which included stabilizer, muriatic acid, shock, two different algae treatments...then found this site. Have a Frogger with tablet cartridge attached to sand filter. Replaced the sand in the filter last...