HELP!!! Pool Full of Milk!!! What Went Wrong???

 
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Post by 009to090 » 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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Post by eelhc » 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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Post by hotrodzz68 » 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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Post by ScubaSteve » Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 10:43 pm

Wow on the milk.... Ive never seen that before!!


 
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Post by cabinover » 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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Post by duryeaburner » 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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Post by coaledsweat » 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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Post by coaledsweat » Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 7:17 am

I got rid of the sand in my filter. Went to glass beads that are from Scotland I believe. Not only does it go to 3 micron, far below sand's ability, it lasts much longer and has a biocide affect. Pool is much easier to keep sparkling clear with less running of the pump.


 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 10:29 am

Pretty sure his milk went sour by now ... a 2009 thread

 
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Post by warminmn » Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 12:08 pm

theo wrote:
Tue. Jun. 16, 2009 6:48 pm
Ha, Ha!! Anyone ever have this happen to their pool? Water look's like milk!!s is the first time for me!! Anyone know the secret potion to get it clear? I've already tried about $300.00 worth. I'am ready to take the 12ga. to her. Let me know what you fellow's think.
So the world wants to know, after 14 years did you get it fixed or shoot it? :lol:

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 12:31 pm

warminmn wrote:
Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 12:08 pm
So the world wants to know, after 14 years did you get it fixed or shoot it? :lol:
I hope there are pics if he shot it.

 
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Post by Benny » Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 1:48 pm

Must be cottage cheese by now!

 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Sat. Sep. 09, 2023 12:27 pm

Benny wrote:
Fri. Sep. 08, 2023 1:48 pm
Must be cottage cheese by now!
Probably made millions selling that.

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