Stabilized at the wrong time

Allie

New member
Jul 13, 2012
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North Carolina
#1
We just got our new inground pool. It is an 18x36 and we have a sand filter. The pool guy (who left for a 2 week vacation the day after finishing our pool) put all of the initial chemicals in the pool. He filled a bucket with stabilizer and told my husband to put the stabilizer in the next day. Well, the next day the pool was cloudy, but not knowing any better we went ahead and put the stabilizer in. We have taken water samples to the local pool store and they sd that all of our readings are good (they did not give me a printout with the numbers). What can we do to 'reverse' the stabilizer effect to have our water sparkly clear?
 

JasonLion

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TFP Expert
May 7, 2007
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Silver Spring, MD
#3
Welcome to TFP!

Reliable test results are the foundation of a well kept pool. Without knowing your numbers, it is difficult to guess at what might be happening.
 

jblizzle

Mod Squad
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TFP Expert
May 19, 2010
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4
Tucson, AZ
#4
Agree with Richard.

1. Order a good test kit
2. Start reading Pool School while you wait for it
3. Post up a full set of test results.
4. Likely, start the shock PROCESS to clear up your pool.
5. Enjoy your new pool and the $ you save by no longer trusting pool stores and pool "guys"
 

BadOleRoss

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Apr 30, 2011
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Lynchburg VA
#5
While you are waiting for your test kit to arrive, take a sample to the pool store to be tested but don't buy anything. Post the results here. It will give the people here a good starting point to get you going in the right direction.