HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:37 pm

av8r wrote: Your eye will tell you much about the condition of the water.

Thats true, and your eyes will tell you when you added too much chorine. They start burning. :shock:
I don't do any tests either, I guess you learn your water, and just get experience from year to year, what it needs.
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: eelhc On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:32 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Thats true, and your eyes will tell you when you added too much chorine. They start burning. :shock:
I don't do any tests either, I guess you learn your water, and just get experience from year to year, what it needs.


Exactly the opposite...

Counterintuitive but eye irritation is almost always caused by NOT ENOUGH chlorine. It's combined chlorine (cc) that has that offensive odor , irritates eyes and skin. CC is chlorine is that has done its work and killed an animal (bacteria) or a plant (algae). In a well sanitized, properly chlorinated pool, there should be ZERO combined chlorine (nothing should be alive in that pool except for people, pets...). Basic rule of thumb... never get in a pool if you can actually smell the chlorine. And if you can smell chlorine... add more. There is a point where too much chlorine can cause eye/skin irritation but that's a LOT of chlorine (like EPA knocking on your door LOT of chlorine).

Now if you have a "recipe" that works for your pool... even without testing the water... no need to change it. I tend to be more anal about my pool chemistry than most people... I want throw a dime in on the deep end and tell heads from tails. Some people want to be able to read what year it is... :) :)
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: hotrodzz68 On: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:32 pm

You have and alge bloom that can be fixed with bleach and lots of it. Stop putting pool store chemicals especially triclor
try this forum,
http://www.troublefreepool.com/.
Mine looked like this last year, you can get free info and expert help, they also have a link for a great test kit.
The site is the same format as this one and i find that taking care of the pool chemistry is a lot like burning with coal, a thinking persons game, once you do the reading and research and understand the chemistry it a great summer time hobby
to do the chemistry on the water.
They promote using what they call the BBB method, all common ingredients easily purchased on the cheap. Bleach, Borax, and Baking soda. You will be pleased with the site and more so with the results.

- john :cheers:
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:43 pm

Wow on the milk.... Ive never seen that before!!
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:00 am

I have a DE filter that somehow ate half of the bolts that hold the fingers onto the cover. It doesn't take long for that DE to get back into the pool when you startup if that's the case. It wouldn't appear that way though as by the next day of resting (no filter action) the DE would be sitting on the bottom of the pool not mixed into the water.

I'm with the guys that say keep running that filter, it'll clear.
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: duryeaburner On: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:08 am

ray in ma is giving good advice. I found that using simple test strips found in that big store that sells everything work well. pool calculator is an awsome tool. with the milkiness of your pool I would guess that your TA is way out of wack. you can google many different problems and get accurate,inexpensive solutions to all of your chemical imbalances. stay away from the pool stores, with a little research you can quickly become an expert.
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Re: HELP!!!! Pool Full of milk!!! What went wrong???

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:44 am

duryeaburner wrote: stay away from the pool stores, with a little research you can quickly become an expert.

I get my chemicals right from the manufacturer, 5 gallons of shock at 12.5% is $9, $6 deposit on the carboy container. Everything there is cheaper and higher quality/concentration.
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