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    What should I balance first in my case? PH or chlorine?

    Hello to all!

    I am having a hard time balancing my numbers.

    My numbers:

    FC 6.5

    CC 0

    PH 8

    TA 80

    CH 240

    CYA 80

    Temp 83

    My target FC should be 9 because of my CYA. The problem I am having is that when I add liquid chlorine (from the pool store) the PH get high. I know this is to be expected. If I then add acid to lower the PH the TA will get close to 70.

    Here is the question. In my case, as of today, should I add chlorine to raise it to 9 first? Or should I deal with the PH first and then the chlorine?

    Thank you in advance!

    Trevor



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    Re: What should I balance first in my case? PH or chlorine?

    Add acid now to lower pH as required to the mid 7s. TA can afford to come down a little too with that acid. Re-test in about 15-20 minutes later with pump running well to mix. Then go ahead and bump up the FC. Easy stuff. Nice pool!
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    Re: What should I balance first in my case? PH or chlorine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Add acid now to lower pH as required to the mid 7s. TA can afford to come down a little too with that acid. Re-test in about 15-20 minutes later with pump running well to mix. Then go ahead and bump up the FC. Easy stuff. Nice pool!
    Thank you!

    I thought it was going to be more difficult.
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    Re: What should I balance first in my case? PH or chlorine?

    HA! Not at TROUBLE FREE pool! LOL

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