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    Jul 2016
    Hudson/New Hampshire

    Raise Ph?

    Fc 4
    Cc 0
    Ph 7.2
    Ta 60
    Cya 30
    Hi all. I'm wondering if my pH is OK at this level, or do I need to raise it? I have added ph up before, but it seems my ph always stays at this level. The pool math said to add Soda ash, but I'm nervous that I might not have entered it right. Thanks in advance, I have had zero problems since I started my pool because of all of your help.
    Hudson New Hampshire
    11000 gal AG 21ft by 52 inch deep round since 7-1-16
    Clearwater II 2hp/2sp cartridge filter
    Well water to add to pool but filled with plain water truck

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    geegaw's Avatar
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    Aug 2015

    Re: Raise Ph?

    It looks good to me , one of tfp moderators will tell you for sure!
    Ph tends to go up on its own.
    Running A fountain will raise it slowly without adding anything.
    Or a air compressor hose will speed it up...
    That's if tfp thinKS you need to raise it.

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    Central PA

    Re: Raise Ph?

    Are you using tablets to chlorinate?
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    Re: Raise Ph?

    If you find it keeps dropping below 7.2 try raising the TA to 80 and see if that keeps it more stable. Pool math allows you to set target levels. Recommended pH is 7.5 but anywhere between 7.0-7.8 is acceptable for most pools. If you have very high CH levels (over 400ppm) then you should keep pH low to prevent scale formation.
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