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Jun 19, 2014
Cloudy Saltwater Pool Water
by: Anonymous

Newly divorced & 1st time dealing with this salt water pool. Current limitor went out on pool & it was down 2 weeks. Up & running now, but pool water is cloudy. Just added stablizer & water hardner approx. 34 hrs. ago. Put control up on Superclorinate for all this time. Pool sample ok except there was very little chlorine & some reason I had to add water hardner. I'm frustrated & got kids wanting to swim. Do I just need to give it more time & re-check my levels in a day or so? Please help!

Thanks for the question Dawn

First, I'd like to have your complete chemical readings, the actual numbers:

Chlorine, CYA (cyanuric acid/stabilizer), pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Metals (iron and copper) and names of any algaecides you may have used along with clarifiers, phosphate removers, and/or flocs. It makes troubleshooting much easier and the process of clearing up your pool will go much faster. A cloudy pool is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself.

Without these numbers I'm just guessing at what the problem is.

An issue that jumped out at me is when the question says "for some reason I had to add water hardner". Are you being told to do this or is this something that you learned on your own? The reason this concerns me is that you need to know what each chemical is used for, the amount to use, and the exact reason for using it. This is where many pool owners get into trouble and it costs them hundreds of wasted $$. They also get bad information from people who simply don't know what they're talking about.

Get back to me with the chemical numbers and I'm sure I can help or you can go to my site and make a donation of your choice and talk to me directly. I will take the time to ensure all your questions are answered. I have nothing to sell so you know I'm not biased. I don't have a flat fee because I want people to have access to me regardless of the amount.


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