easy set pool-cloudy water, only a week old!

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easy set pool-cloudy water, only a week old!

Postby jenn8504 » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 11:24

got one of those 15'x48" easy set pools about a week ago. I filled it up on a Thursday and shocked it w/ a calcium hypochlorite shock on Sat. then again on Tue because the chlorine levels were low.

Well, the lady at the pool store tells me this was a mistake because using a calcium based shock will make it look cloudy. The alkalinity was high and the pH was 7.8 so she told me to add some muratic acid which brought the alkalinity down to like 180. She also had me put some metal control in it and sodium based shock-1/2 gallon and some granulated as well. Everything is pretty much within range except the alkalinity now.

I can actually see the bottom if someone hasn't used it in a while but people get in it, it gets cloudy again.

Will the calcium hypoclorite just go away or is my pool ruined from it? What will help clear it up?

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Postby chem geek » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 13:24

This is a duplicate of this thread where you also posted. I responded on the other thread.

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