My pool has become a nightmare! Cloudy water all summer long, can seem to clear it. I think my local pool store just wants to sell me more chemicals! I just installed a Hayward Aqua-Rite chlorine generator in hopes of getting it back on track, but I’ve got a ways to go, it’s still cloudy and the generator can’t keep up with the chlorine demand.
I just read about BBB and realized I've been used Soda Ash Ph UP which has added to my high TA.
Here’s the latest test info:
Temp 86 deg
Free Chlorine .2
Total Chlorine .4
Total alkalinity 300
Total Hardness 270
Optimizer + 47
I also see purple scale on the liner, which I suspect is manganese, how can I test for this?
I have a Talyor test kit and when I test for CYA, I can’t see the black dot with only ¼” of the tube filled, the 100 mark is much higher on the side of the tube.
I had been using stabilized trichlor 3” tablets and dichlor shock. We also have an autocover so the pool was covered most of the time.
I have recently used Pool Magnet Plus to remove any metals before starting up the salt generator.
I’ve called the Hayward tech line to go over the output of the generator and the tech said its working fine, and I should have a chlorine demand test performed.
I have a 4 stage turbine pumping air through drilled pvc pipe to aerate in hopes of bring down the TA.
The filter element is six years old, Sty-Rite 500, and is running at its normal pressure, 10psi. It was just cleaned 3 weeks ago.