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    ph increaser not dissolving

    good evening,
    I mistakenly sprinkled 16oz of ph increaser onto the water instead of diluting it first. It's settling on the bottom of a vinyl liner newly installed.
    Brushing often today didn't help much. Will that damage the new liner in any way? Thanks, Jerry.
    12,500 gal. AG---extruded alum. with 1hp Hayward EC-50, D.E. filter ( both 30 yrs. old)--Taylor TF-100---well water

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    Re: ph increaser not disolving

    pH increaser, which is likely just expensively packaged sodium carbonate, is less likely to cause damage to the liner than pH reducer or muriatic acid. I would still keep on brushing it often to help it dissolve.

    Next time you need to increase pH, buy some 20 Mule Team Borax in the laundry aisle. Much cheaper.
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    Re: ph increaser not disolving

    Right. But it's dark out and I cannot see the pool. Is first thing in the morning ok? or should I get the flashlight.
    12,500 gal. AG---extruded alum. with 1hp Hayward EC-50, D.E. filter ( both 30 yrs. old)--Taylor TF-100---well water

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    Re: ph increaser not dissolving

    If you brushed it sometime this evening, I'd let it go. If not, find the headlamp! :P
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    Re: ph increaser not dissolving

    Ok, I'll brush it now and stay with it all day tomorrow. Thanks JVTrain
    12,500 gal. AG---extruded alum. with 1hp Hayward EC-50, D.E. filter ( both 30 yrs. old)--Taylor TF-100---well water

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