milky pool

Causes and cures for cloudy swimming pool water.
Milky pool water, white, pink, brown, purple, black cloudy water.
nu2pools
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milky pool

Postby nu2pools » Mon 31 Jul, 2006 11:51

we have an Intex 12x36 easy set pool, we've had fairly good luck with keeping the water clear, until now, much to my fault I'm sure I turned the pool water into milk, I hadn't added any chemicals for a few days and they were all low, so I made the mistake of sprinkling in a little bit of everything that was low, then I shocked it and then I was shocked! I now have a pool full of milk! if anyone has the cure or any suggestions please post them! all ideas are greatly appreciated!


STACEYK

MILKY WATER

Postby STACEYK » Tue 01 Aug, 2006 12:21

I have the same problem!!! it was from putting in too many chemicals too close together in time.

it has been 2 days and it is getting much better. just keep letting that filter run non stop!!
Guest

same exact problem

Postby Guest » Thu 03 Aug, 2006 17:04

I did the exact same thing. I had some algae growth so I shocked the water. AN hour later I added some algecide. I woke up to a milk filled pool. I called the chemical hotline and they told me to shock it again. Well, I just did that so we will see what happens...Thanks for the post!
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Milky Pool

Postby Tammy.L » Wed 09 Aug, 2006 21:37

I am sorry I don't have any advice, but I am glad I read about your problem. I also am new to pools and I always add the chemicals at the same time. I had no idea it could cause such a commotion :shock: . Thanks for the tip. I'll certainly be more careful now.
Tammy
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Postby bbmfkp » Mon 21 Aug, 2006 10:52

Same thing happened to me My water started out crystal clear. Noticed a little bit of algae, so I cleaned it then added algaecide then it turned milky.
wittsend

cloudy / milky water

Postby wittsend » Tue 05 Sep, 2006 08:08

I too have 30,000 gallon bowl of milk in my back yard. As soon as I get a bit of clarity, the whole thing starts over again. Yesterday we literally watched it go from OK to totally opaque in about 4 hours. IS ANYONE OUT THERE USING SUSTAIN AND EXPERIENCING THE SAME PROBLEMS?
Guest

Re: cloudy / milky water

Postby Guest » Tue 05 Sep, 2006 14:38

wittsend wrote:I too have 30,000 gallon bowl of milk in my back yard. As soon as I get a bit of clarity, the whole thing starts over again. Yesterday we literally watched it go from OK to totally opaque in about 4 hours. IS ANYONE OUT THERE USING SUSTAIN AND EXPERIENCING THE SAME PROBLEMS?

Did you add anything to the water or did it just turn milky by itself?

Also, what is "Sustain"?
sailxnite

pool milky color

Postby sailxnite » Sun 10 Sep, 2006 09:41

the problem i have is related to the filter sucking in air from somewhere, it then acts like a heavy duty aereator, milky looking water with foam all over the top.
I have narrowed the problem down to a cracked filter basket cover. I have replaced this a couple of times, and it keeps cracking.

Can anyone suggest where i can get a crackproof filter basket cover?
Tee

Milky pool

Postby Tee » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 23:14

I got my new pool last summer and have had absolutely no problems with the water! I believe my success is that I get me water tested by a pool shop (they offer it for free and I don't even have to buy the products from them) The company gives me strict instructions on quantity and time frames to add the chemicals. Nothing has ever been added together. Usually chemicals are added anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours apart from each other. I would strongly suggest finding a pool/spa dealer that provides this free service so that you don't lose quality "swim" time. Such a bummer to hear many of you having milk for pool water. Hope this helps!
seba

Milky pool

Postby seba » Wed 06 May, 2009 15:04

i have the same milky color problem and i had this problem from last year.I'm not happy with it. i went to the pool shop with sample of water and i find out that there is nothing really wrong with the water. I'm not liking the color of the water at all . the worst part is that when the water is still everything sinks to the bottom and the water is clear but once the water starts moving it gets that milky water color. I'm trying a lot of stuff and nothing helping. I'm not adding chemicals but I'm still shocking and filtering.

CAN ANY ONE HELP OR FIND THE SOLUTION!?

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