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    May 2009

    Is my pH OK

    Ok guys first let me say that this site is great in just a couple of days I have been able to open my pool and my water looks great. My new test kit makes a world of difference. My question is my pH is reading around 7.3 or 7.4. Its a little darker than the 7.2 mark, but a little lighter than the 7.5 mark. My TA is 110. I just shocked my pool last night for the 2nd time this week using bleach and today my FC was 3 and my CC was 0. My question is should I try to get my pH up a little using BORAX or is it ok to start the season at this level? I'm concernced if I add more BORAX it will rasie my TA to high since I'm at he upper recommended level.
    Location = Central Kentucky
    Pool Size = 18x36 - 8ft deep end
    Pool Type= Inground Vinyl
    Filter = Hayward PRO Series Sand Filter
    Pump = Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP
    Test Kit = TF-100

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Is my pH OK

    Your PH is fine where it is unless you are using trichlor tablets. Trichlor users should raise the PH when it gets that low. Everyone else can expect that the PH will probably go up slowly on it's own, and can simply wait for that to happen.
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