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    Strong smell of chlorine and high ph

    Hi can anyone help me, my ph was fine the other day and chlorine was a it high, but now there chlorine is still high with a strong smell and my ph has went up to about 7.8! Can anyone recommend anything or do I need to shock my pool?

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    Re: Strong smell of chlorine and high ph

    Welcome to TFP!

    Without more information, including a full set of water tests it's hard to say. Do you do your own testing or do you use a pool store?

    Where is Limassol?
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    Re: Strong smell of chlorine and high ph

    if your FC is over 10ppm your ph will read higher than it really is
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    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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