New pool, trying to get established and having issues

nuke_twidget

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Feb 29, 2020
47
Houston
It's a Christmas miracle. I finally got a break in between meetings and added the dosage per the calculator to bring my pH to 7.4. As it was circulating around, the pool began to instantly clear up. I could see it changing right before my eyes! I can now see the bottom of the deep end which is a remarkable difference from before. Going to let it circulate for an hour and then check pH and FC levels.
 
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nuke_twidget

Well-known member
Feb 29, 2020
47
Houston
Updated levels:

FC: 7 (added 1 gallon of 11%)
TA: 120
pH: 7.2 (currently aerating to help bring pH back up slowly)


It's still cloudy and the chlorine is still reacting with something in the water. Every time I add, there's a cloud that forms then dissipates. At least I can safely get in the pool and scrub now. I'm going to continue doing the pH, FC, TA dance until I get TA within a good range and then hopefully the SLAM will be more effective.