Cloudy pool after ascorbic acid treatment HELP!

Flbeachluvr

Bronze Supporter
Mar 19, 2016
411
Port Orange, FL
I did an ascorbic acid treatment on my pool on Saturday per the instructions I found here. Stains cleaned up nicely and after 24 hours I started working on balancing everything out. Added washing soda to bring up the ph and added liquid chlorine to the minimum for my CYA. The only thing that was still low was the TA and I was planning to pick up some baking soda on my way home. Last night before going to bed I turned the SWG back on but at a lower than normal level. I'm at work now but my husband just called me and said that when the pump turned on the pool got all cloudy.

Any idea why the water is cloudy? Did the chlorine react with the ascorbic acid? Not sure how to proceed or if it will just clear up on it's own.
 
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markayash

Gold Supporter
Mar 21, 2016
1,527
Marrietta Ga
I have had my pool get very cloudy after adding "PH UP" which may be the same..My PB had me drop PH for 2 days and when I added the PH up it got cloudy for a couple of days.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
At pH of 7-7.2 I would not have raised the pH so soon. That's why I want to know what thinsg are now with the cloudiness. Whatever it si it should clear over time as your water chemistry adjusts.
 

Flbeachluvr

Bronze Supporter
Mar 19, 2016
411
Port Orange, FL
At pH of 7-7.2 I would not have raised the pH so soon. That's why I want to know what thinsg are now with the cloudiness. Whatever it si it should clear over time as your water chemistry adjusts.
Before adding the recommended amount of washing soda from Pool Math the ph was so low as to be unreadable. That's why I raised it.