This is our 2nd season with our 21' round above ground pool. we have never had problems with cloudy water but then all of a sudden we started experiencing it.
Right before we left for our vacation wie did our weekly maitenance dosages. when we returned home the pool was cloudy so we backwashed and added oxidizer, and topped up the sanitizer/algistate and added algicide.
We took a water sample to our pool place and it said everything looked good but PH was 8.6....they told us this is why it is cloudy.
We were told to add 3.5 pounds of PH decreaser...
we followed the directions on the container and added 2 pounds first day and 1.5 second day...then took water sample back in..PH was down to 8.1 but still too high.
We were told to keep adding PH decreaser another 3.5 pounds did the same step again added 2 pounds one day and the other 1.5 pounds the next day.
The water looks a little better but still very cloudy.
My questions are how did the PH get off? (we do top the pool off it gets to low but never more than 2" or so, and we keep up with our baquacil treatments)
Is the decreaser the right step to take and can you over add it and hurt your pump?
We have also been told to try the Floc if this doesn't work, is this a treatment solution or should we keep trying to get the PH down to normal ranges first and if it doesn't clear up once down to normal ranges should be then do the floc?
Just Concerned, will take any advice!