CLOUDY POOL, I Have Tried Everything
Our pool looked great the day we took the cover off. This is actually the first time we've had an unsolved problem! After we open our pool we drop in POOL RX mineral basket in our filter system. Our water stayed clear and we use less chorine.
This yr. our pool pump broke just as we were ready to begin our routine. The weather was warm and the water turned dark green. We have done all the things you mention.
Our water is testing perfect so why do we STILL have cloudy water? It's blue and cloudy. The last products we used were from Lite House. It's called FIRST AID, alkalinity , calcium just as they recommended. We have groomed the bottom of the pool liner everyday plus rant he robot. Our water seems to come back testing fine.
If it's fine then why is it cloudy? Our filter system is fine. We are spending a lot of money and no results. I am taking in a water sample tomorrow and I will email the results to you for your input with theirs as well.
We are getting very frustrated. Thank you for your feed back!
Thanks for the question Craig
There could be many reasons why a pool goes cloudy. I'd also like to have the kind of filtration system you have and the kind of chlorine you're using.
I'll start with the Pool RX. This is a combination of copper sulphate and a chelating agent. What you're doing in effect is adding a metal based algaecide to the pool. This is something I never recommend. If you want to use an algaecide you can go with a PolyQuat 60 which contains no
metals and is safe for vinyl liners.
Next is Pool First Aid. I believe this is from Natural Chemistry and is a combination of enzymes and a polymer clarifier. Basically you put it in the pool and it acts like a flocc. It settles to the bottom and you vacuum it up. This is another product I'd stay clear of. It's a Band-Aid doesn't address why the pool is cloudy
I'd encourage you to get a good test kit. The one I use is the Taylor K-2006 kit. You can learn about it from the videos I've made on YouTube starting here:
There are alot of people who are more than willing to sell you hundreds of $$ worth of products. Here's a pool I cleared up in February in about 6 days for $33. I've only shocked it once in 4 months and we just swam on July 1. I posted the readings in the description box on YouTube:
Remember that the pool store employees you talk to are just that - guys at the pool store. Most of the time they're not real pool guys and have never cleared up a pool in their lives.
Get me the chem numbers, filter and chlorine type and we'll go from there.
If you feel your situation is more complex than this, I do phone consultations for a donation of your choice. It makes things go much faster and many people have found it extremely beneficial, saving them time and money in the long run. All your questions will be answered. I have nothing to sell you so you know I'm not bias.
Hope this helps and have a great Summer.