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    Going on vacation and my pool eats Acid

    I recently had my pool replastered so it is taking a lot of acid. Daily doses, knock it down to 7.2 in the morning and it's back to 7.8 or 8.0 in the evening. I'm working my TA down some more to see if that will help. The question I have is, will a high PH for a week hurt much, start scaling, etc or am I good for that amount of time and shouldn't worry about it.

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    Re: Going on vacation and my pool eats Acid

    No, it isn't that big of a deal. It is sustained high or low PH for months that creates the problems. If you get your TA down to 60 before you leave that should help a bit. That is a pretty fast rise though. Are you running any waterfalls or bubblers? If yes, run them less or none to help reduce the PH rise.
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    Re: Going on vacation and my pool eats Acid

    My new plaster had pH rise almost that fast. Drop it to 7.0 right before you leave, high pH for a few days won't cause any problems.
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    Re: Going on vacation and my pool eats Acid

    I dont run my waterfall on a regular basis right now for this reason. Really only when we are swimming or hangin out outside at the moment. Then I check the PH and adjust if necessary.

    It's good to hear it won't mess things up for a week. I wasn't looking forward to another pump for acid as I know this rise should go away and become relatively stable. I don't plan on having the waterfalls run while I'm gone.

    Thanks for the quick replies.

    Also my pool water looks awesome due to the advice on this site. Wish I found it before I built my pool.

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