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We have a 2200 gallon Hot tub that when the Jets are turned on for the first time after the circulation pump has been turned off and back on for whatever reason, it makes the water Milky for a short time. It is fine after that first start. We dump the water once a week and all chemicals are typically in the ideal range. What could be the cause of this? This has been a fairly recent development. We had to replace some laterals in the filter and change the sand but the issue with the Jets was occurring before that. Appreciate any and all help.
Hi! I have a problem I hope someone can help me with. I have a 400 gallon Four Winds hot tub. On Sunday I noticed the water was rather milky. On Sunday it was a white opaque color. I tried various methods to clear the water including non chlorine shock, chlorine, enhancer, and clairifier. The chemicals were all fine except for the chlorine (which fluctuates as it does in a hot tub). After nothing helped, I did a plumbing purge overnight then cleaned and refilled the tub. Today, two days later, I open the cover to get in and guess what?? Same milky water. Did a chemical check and all was fine except, again, low chlorine. I am at a loss. Help!!
Recently I had my scum bug sponge get stuck in the top of the filter area over night. When I took it out the Pleatco filter was bright orange (from all the oils and scum from the sponge). A few soaks in the filter cleaner and the filter was back to normal. However the TA was up close to 200 and I have been adding a lot of PH down the past week (currently at 160 TA and 6.8 PH). TDS is at 1300, Calcium is at 250. I just added some granulated chlorine (di-chlor) which has the TC up to 9 (added to help kill off oil in tub from sponge) and am waiting for it to come back down. I am shocking the tub nightly to burn off the used chlorine. When i turn on my jets (with the air off) the water turns slightly milky, and when the air is open the tub is completely white from air bubbles. The water has a weird chemical smell to it. A few minutes after the jets are off the water is back to crystal clear. Does anyone have any ideas why the air creates so many millions of bubbles? Thanks.
Hey y'all! I am a frequent reader but decided to post my question here as other threads did not address it. Here it goes: I had an algae bloom post opening. I was travelling and FC level dropped. To me, it looked like mustard algae. I shocked it with 6 gallons of concentrated liquid chlorine. I also added algaecide because I had heard that mustard algae are quite resistant to chlorine. After a week of processing, brushing and vacuuming, I have no sign of algae but the pool is milky white. My test results are: Pool: 25k gallons FC: Still very high, literally off-the-chart Total Alk: 110 PH: 7.4 CYA: 60 Hardiness: 70 (going to increase after the pool clears) During the shocking process, I let my sand filter run 24x7 and back-washed twice a week. Pressure wouldn't build up too high, so didn't feel like I had to backwash more frequently. Since the pool was not clearing, I added this clarifier. I have to admit that I put 2x the amount I was supposed to, by mistake. It's been over two days now but it's not clear yet. I bought the house last year and am not sure when was the last time pool water and filter sand were replaced. My last option here is to flock it if it doesn't clear up. I decided to ask the group for input before moving forward. Thanks! This is how it looks today.