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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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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    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?
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    aussieta's Avatar
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    Jan 2014
    Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

    Re: Strong smell of chlorine and high ph

    if your FC is over 10ppm your ph will read higher than it really is
    SWG inground peanut shaped painted concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Shallotte, NC

    Re: Strong smell of chlorine and high ph

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