hiperf2007 wrote:Where do you find this 20 Mule Team Borax? I have been on the phone about once a day with HTH on where to go with this pool. I walked out and dripped a stip again and it showed the following:
The PH was up this morning too 6.8 but then it rained for about 45 minutes today. I don't know if that has anything to do with it but now it's back down to 6.4. I was thinking about just heading over to walmart for some PH Plus. HTH told me the most important things are the Chlorine and the PH. They said some people call in forever dealing with high hardness and high alkalinity and it seems some people just have a hard time bringing it into range and controlling it. I bought a $175 pool for a my daughter this summer and I have spend over $200 in chemicals and getting nothing. I told the guy on the phone I was about ready to pack the pool up and take it back and purchase a summer pool pass to our town indoor pool. Thats when he told me well the most important things are Chlorine and PH for water safety. I have though about getting some PH plus and getting it up to 7.2-7.5 and being done with it.
When I bought the pool, we also bought a HTH pool startup kit. It had the Shock, Clorine pellets, and the Stablaizer. Since then I have bought HTH metal stain control because we had brown water. Bad bad water. I built my own filtering system and within 24 hours it went from brown brown to perfect clear. Then the muriatic acid. That is all I have did so far. After 10 cups of acid in 4000 gallons, still no TA drop, just a serious drop in PH. I live in a small town where I don't have many options on some of the products you guys use. I do have a walmart, but all I see there is HTH products. Next pool store is over 2 hours away.