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    help added wrong chemicales

    We are in the process of opening pool for the season we added water to bring water level proper operating level ( did partial drain for over winter have above grd pool) initial readings on May 13 where
    PH - 8.2
    CL - 0
    CH - 400
    TA 180
    CYA - ? didn't measure so i went on the assumption it was 15 - 20 as a starting point to add chemicals and bring up to 30 didn't want to add to much

    so as i was getting CYA measured out I told my hubby what chemicals to add - we where slamming the pool it was very green should of taken pictures.

    pool math said to add 296 oz of 12.5% bleach and i added 39 oz of CYA well not sure what happened-if i said muriatic acid by mistake or what so he added 296 oz of muriatic acid not Bleach and as we kept going threw the slam process muriatic acid was added until 2 days ago when i figured out what was going on.

    today my numbers are:
    PH - 6.8 Which has been steady for 4 days
    FC - 20 CC - 1.5
    CH 225
    TA - 80
    CYA - 30

    Question is should i just aerate to raise ph or should i add borate ( 20 mule team borax)
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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    I personally would not wait on aeration and would add borax.

    How in the world do you mix up bleach and acid
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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    You need to get PH above 7.0 ASAP! PH below 7.2 will corrode your heater and possibly other stuff. It is likely much lower as that is as low as the test reads. Enter target of 7.6 in Poolmath, add with pump running, brush and test again in 15 minutes, repeat until PH is above 7.0.
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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    Wish i knew

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    thanks will do
    AG - Round pool 27'x52" aprox 17200 gallons Manufacturer & Model Unknown
    Sand filter - Swim pro Model # SW256T - 250 lb High rate sand filter ( used glass not sand)Effective Filtration Area 3.22 ft2 Filtration Rate 25 GPM/ft
    Hayward Matrix pump - Motor 2 Hp W/ Switch ( SP1520Z1ESC) Heater - RayPac 150,000 BTU Test Kit - TF 100 Test Kit - pool is filled with softened well water

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    Your pH is likely way less than 6.8. It may take considerable additions to bring it back up to 7.0. Don't be overly worried if you keep getting readings of 6.8, just stay at it.
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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    How long should i wait between ph tests to add more washing soda? couple of hrs overnight ? its been 3 hrs and ph is reading 6.8
    Last edited by Gail/Dave; 05-19-2016 at 08:04 PM. Reason: more info added
    AG - Round pool 27'x52" aprox 17200 gallons Manufacturer & Model Unknown
    Sand filter - Swim pro Model # SW256T - 250 lb High rate sand filter ( used glass not sand)Effective Filtration Area 3.22 ft2 Filtration Rate 25 GPM/ft
    Hayward Matrix pump - Motor 2 Hp W/ Switch ( SP1520Z1ESC) Heater - RayPac 150,000 BTU Test Kit - TF 100 Test Kit - pool is filled with softened well water

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    I would wait an hour or two. no more. Do you have any borax? Washing soda is going to raise your TA also.

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    no but i can easily get some.
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    Sand filter - Swim pro Model # SW256T - 250 lb High rate sand filter ( used glass not sand)Effective Filtration Area 3.22 ft2 Filtration Rate 25 GPM/ft
    Hayward Matrix pump - Motor 2 Hp W/ Switch ( SP1520Z1ESC) Heater - RayPac 150,000 BTU Test Kit - TF 100 Test Kit - pool is filled with softened well water

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    Now??? Sooner the better!

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    Just ran up and got some borax and added thanks for the help I really appreciate the especially after a screw up like this!!!
    AG - Round pool 27'x52" aprox 17200 gallons Manufacturer & Model Unknown
    Sand filter - Swim pro Model # SW256T - 250 lb High rate sand filter ( used glass not sand)Effective Filtration Area 3.22 ft2 Filtration Rate 25 GPM/ft
    Hayward Matrix pump - Motor 2 Hp W/ Switch ( SP1520Z1ESC) Heater - RayPac 150,000 BTU Test Kit - TF 100 Test Kit - pool is filled with softened well water

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    Re: help added wrong chemicales

    Please reread post #3 above.
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