First time poster with cloudy water

Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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This morning the FC was 20 so I added one gallon of bleach. Not sure if this matters but it rained hard all night as there were flash flood warnings.
 
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Newdude

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Not with the pump running. If it’s well mixed divide the rainfall (1 inch ?) by your depth in inches and it will be 1%-2% at most, probably much less but even on the high side with an absolute whopper of a storm, 2% would lower your 20 FC to 19.6 and be unnoticeable.
 

Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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Goodison, MI
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Just got home and pool water is up 2 inches from all the rain. Today was a very hot and humid day and FC just tested at 15.5 and CC at 0.5. Poolmath said to add just under 2 gallons so I added 2 gallons of bleach. I retest in a hour or so.
 
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Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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Goodison, MI
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Just tested and FC is 22 and CC is 0.5. It’s dark now so should I add some bleach to get the FC to 24 or wait and do the overnight test first thing in the morning.
 

Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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Goodison, MI
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Just tested this morning and FC still 22.0. I’ll say CC was 0.5 but it could be closer to zero too as after I add the five drops R-0003 the water maybe barely had a pink hue. Water looks clear as ever so if I’m correct I am done with the slam.
 

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V___25

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Fantastic!!! :kim::kim::cheers::whoot:
But now don't forget the most important part - to maintain that beautiful, algae free water. Oh and to show us pictures!
 

Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
60
Goodison, MI
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Just tested.
CH 150
pH 7.9
TA 130
CYA. 60

per pool calculator I added 24 ounces of 31.45 muriatic acid. Also says to add 61 pounds of calcium chloride. That seems like a lot and I don’t have any so it’s time for a road trip.
just took pic of R2D2 in the deep end. Today is an overcast day but water looks super clear
 

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Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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Thanks to the experienced members here I have my pool back in order and it looks as good as ever but my CH is still a little low at 150. Do I need to be concerned or should I try to get it up.
 

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Texas Splash

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Jun 22, 2014
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Water looks great! :goodjob: A CH of 150 is a bit too low for my comfort. I would consider increasing it to at least 250. You might lose some of it in a month or so when you winterize, and the pH will rise in the cold water which helps your CSI, but I still think a little calcium would be a good thing.
 

Vitto09

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Jul 26, 2021
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Goodison, MI
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Bought a 25 pound bucket of calcium hardness increaser and will add it in small doses over the next few days. For any newbies reading this, I highly recommend following every word of the experts on this site. No shortcuts. I now know the difference between pool store water clarity and TFP water clarity. Our water has never looked so amazing. Thanks to all that helped.
 

PoolStored

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Jun 24, 2021
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@Vitto09 How has it been since your SLAM?

As a kid, I remember eating at the purple pickle in Rochester. Gone in the mid 80's. Are you from around there?