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    grrrrrr

    I am very new to being a pool owner... I have read pool school and have read alot of the posts asking similar questions. I have set up our pool for the summer and filled it with city water. I added 175LBS of salt, one bag of shock, and 1/2 Gallon of 35% CYA. I have not turned on the SWG yet because the FC was high. It finally is coming down so I can turn that on but my PH is above an 8.2. Do I need to add something to lower the PH? I plan to take my water to the pool store to be tested tonight so I will have more numbers then for you but I dont just want to get what they tell me because they are often wrong. Thanks so so much.....

    Robin
    18' X 52" round intex AGP
    Intex SWG
    21" Sand filter (no brand) 1.5HP pump only one speed

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    Re: grrrrrr

    Yes on the Ph. You'll want to get Muriatic Acid to bring that down. Use PoolMath to figure out how much you'll need. I called around and was able to get it for around $7.50 a gallon (20baum) here.

    Please consider investing in a proper test kit from TFTestkits.net - either a K-2006 or a TF-100 (the TF-100 is a better value). You'll save yourself a lot of time and wrong readings - the pool stores can give you 5 different answers on the same sample of water.
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    Re: grrrrrr

    Thanks so much....
    18' X 52" round intex AGP
    Intex SWG
    21" Sand filter (no brand) 1.5HP pump only one speed

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