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    New Owner Winter PH

    Good afternoon all, great to find this site. I am a new pool owner and recently closed the pool, the pool was recently finished in October and closed in December. My PH is through the roof now, above 8... I read some other threads that said to put a circulating pump in and some MA with it. But what size submersible pump do I need? I have a small one I used for ponds and it moves water pretty good...

    Some other general questions were

    1. What about leaves in my pool? Some leaves are getting under my Loop Lock cover, can't really help that

    2. I have a cartridge filter system and was told to remove the cartridges from the filter body and wrap up in a bag once dry...But now that they are in the bag can I just put back in the filter body housing? It is empty and no water gets in it...

    Thank you
    Vinny B
    New Pool Owner Nov 2015
    20x40 mineral set up

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    Re: New Owner Winter PH

    Your pond pump will do. Leaves can stain surface, may lead to acid wash at start-up. Use of stain remover may help avoid this. Watch out for acorns and such, they stain BAD.
    20+ years industry experience, pools and spas. Missouri to California.

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    Re: New Owner Winter PH

    Great thank you.
    Vinny B
    New Pool Owner Nov 2015
    20x40 mineral set up

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    Re: New Owner Winter PH

    Organic stains from leaves and acorns left in the pool will be removed by elevated chlorine levels over time. Run your FC about double what you normally do and they will disappear slowly.....maybe a week or so. It makes sense to me that brushing may help although it doesn't seem to when I do it.
    Dave S.
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    Re: New Owner Winter PH

    Thanks guys, I brought the PH way down to 7.2 or so and ran the submersible pump…should be good till spring now.
    Vinny B
    New Pool Owner Nov 2015
    20x40 mineral set up

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