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    Water stays cloudy

    I can't seem to get my water to be sparkling clear. It's been cloudy for several days now and I'm not sure what to do. Here are my #'s: FC & TC - 4, pH - 7.7, TA - 140, CH - 150, CYA - 23. Can't seem to get that CYA up either. Help!

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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    how have you tried to increase cya?
    do you have a fas-dpd chlorine test to do an overnight test? pool-school/overnight_fc_test
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    Did your test register any CC's ? PH and TA are a little high. What type of test kit do you use to test your water?
    I suggest doing an overnight FC test to see if you have some organics in your water.

    If you have some granular stabilizer use the pool calculator to figure out how much to add to get your CYA raised. You should shoot for between 30- 50ppm. Try to stay on the lower side if possible, that way your FC goal is less and you need less chlorine in the pool.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy



    Guess we were typing at the same type Reebok
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    heh, yeah. I'm thinking about getting that software where I can speak and it types for me so I can beat FPM to the punch ;)
    also his FC and TC are 4 so no cc's.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    I have a TFS-100 kit. No CC's today. At the beginning of the season I had CYA of 3, and since then (Memorial Day) I've added probably 12 pounds of granular (not at one time of course). I will do an overnight test in the morning. A little background: about a week and a half ago the water was deep green. I went to the pool store and got this report: FC & TC: 0, pH: 8.2, TA: 120, CH: 150, CYA: 35, Phosphates: 300, and TDS: 1750. Their recommendation was to drain it and start over. I drained about 20% and refilled and after a couple of days I got back to blue but it has remained cloudy.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    drain. unbelievable. is this leslie's pool store? have you added any products you aren't mentioning? (i.e. phos-free)
    I would just start shocking this beast until it's clear.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    Yes, Leslie's. It's the only option in town. And the only other thing I've added is some clarifier because that did the trick when I opened and had this issue.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    the reason I ask is this: added-cya-and-t15980.html

    can you try finding some from somewhere else? I would at least bring that bucket back and ask for a new one.
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    Re: Water stays cloudy

    The first batch was from another pool store which I will never go back to again because they were extremely rude when my wife wouldn't buy their products (because we do BBB, which they tried to scare us about). The next two buckets were from Leslie's, and I just picked up some from Ace Hardware today, HTH brand (like walmart's), 96% CYA.
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