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    Balancing PH

    Should I balance my Ph level before adding liquid Chlorine?

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    Re: Balancing PH

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Always get some chlorine in the water right away based on your CYA level to avoid algae, then balance pH. They can be done within a short time of each other anyways, but best to avoid algae for sure.
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    Re: Balancing PH

    I have been having trouble getting my CYA levels down? I have partial drained and refilled but my CYA has stayed between 100-150. What can I do?

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    Re: Balancing PH

    How are you chlorinating?

    Water replacement will lower CYA. You may have to do several rounds.
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    Re: Balancing PH

    In addition to what Mr Bruce pointed-out, now looks like it would also be a good time for you to confirm for us how you area testing your water. Also, please add your pool info to your signature by going to the top of the TFP web page (just under the Pool School button) and select "SETTINGS". On the next page look to the left for a menu bar that says, “MY SETTINGS” and go to "EDIT SIGNATURE" to enter your pool and equipment info there. Or you can click EDIT YOUR SIGNATURE. It will help us later. This link may also help you: Pool School - Read This BEFORE You Post.
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    Re: Balancing PH

    I was using dichlor shock and trichlor pucks until about 3 weeks ago when my cya began to raise. Since then I have been using 10% liquid chlorine.
    Brandy- 15' round above ground pool in 2012 5300 gal., Hayward 100# Sand filter, Hayward power-flow lx 1hp pump, 60 gpm circulation, AquaCheck 7 Test strips

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