Can high PH cause pool to get cloudy and turn green?

Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
90
Marietta/ga
Water has been clear and perfect until about 3 days, when i noticed the pool was not as clear and has a green tinge in the deep end... I also noticed green water in the skimmer...
What could've caused this? could the PH been too high? We are surrounded by trees and not sure if it is just dirt or pollen but dont think it was algae. My PH was 8.0 and have since added MA to bring it down. I did add some LC yesterday and letting pump run 24/7 to help clear...
Current numbers... Don't want to add more MA, until FC goes down.

FC- 11
PH- 7.8
TA- 80
CYA- 70
Salt-3200
 

Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
90
Marietta/ga
High pH can make the water look dull, but cloudy and especially cloudy green is algae.

Use the SLAM Process

Thank you- I'm in the process of SLAM'ing, but what is causing the algae is what confuses me... Its crazy how it can go from perfect to cloudy and green overnight- it must be the rain and tree Crud...I keep my FC pretty high, usually between 8-10 FC just to be safe.