alk to high ph to low

Problems relating to pH and total alkalinity.
Increase ph, increase TA. Reduce pH, reduce TA.
pH chemistry advice and techniques for the pool.
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alk to high ph to low

Postby CONFUSED :) » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 22:43

I HAVE A ABOVE GROUND POOL HOLDS 3754 GALLONS OF WATER MY TA IS 200 MY PH IS 6.8 I HAVE ADDED THE ACID BALL BUT MY ALK HAS NOT DROPPED MUCH INFACT EARLIER TODAY IT RAISED BACK UP TO 220, I AM RUNNING MY PUMP 24/7. I USE WELL WATER TO FILL THIS POOL AND I AM CAREFUL WHAT I DO USE BECAUSE THE WATER TURNS MUDDY LIKE A RIVER, MY WATER IS CLEAR NOW. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THIS IS A VINYL POOL LINER.


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Postby Buggsw » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 00:35

Use 20 Mule Team Borax to raise your pH without raising your TA. Use about a third of the box. Run your pump and test your pH after 4 hours.

You shouldn't use the acid ball method unless your pH is at the highest, about 7.9 or 8.

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