Have SWG and my first Semi-cloudy Water

Benttt

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May 20, 2009
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OK Pool experts....I have had some great success over the past two years with crystal clear water....today that changed. I walked down to my pool as saw the start of some cloudy water....FC is about 2.5, but PH is kind of high 8.2. Is that diminishing the chlorine? What should I do?
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Bama Rambler

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First thing I'd do is get your pH down. If your CH is high you probably have calcium clouding with your pH that high. Post a full set of numbers and we will have a better idea if that's the case. Also while you're at it, raise your FC up a bit.
 

frustratedpoolmom

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May 20, 2007
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Lower the PH to 7.2 with Muratic Acid,
what is your CH level?
It's very possible this is organic in nature - you should turn off the SWG and do an overnight FC loss test.
How are you testing the water?
 

dmanb2b

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Benttt...how are you testing the water? Any CC's to report? 2.5 on your FC is kind of low for CYA of 60. 3ppm should be your minimum on FC.
 

Benttt

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May 20, 2009
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I'm using strips and estimating based on color ranges....going to pool store for printout
 

Bama Rambler

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While the Pool Store is better than strips (maybe), which is only slightly better than nothing, it's nowhere near having your own good test kit. You'll have a much better handle on things with your own kit. See the link in my sig for the one I highly recommend.
 

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