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    omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    my boy friend who knows nothing and must be blind added almost 1 gallon of MA instead of bleach what should I do now
    Yesterday's numbers

    FC 9.0
    CC.5
    TA 110
    PH 7.5
    CYA70

    Asked him to add about gallon of bleach p/up MA and added about a gallon!!!!!! Having him add 2 lg boxes of borax now. Shat else should I do till I can get home tomorrow? Add water to dilute will that help?
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Where those test numbers before or after he put the MA in?
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    yesterday's before added MA not home to get new numbers Guess I can't do anything before taking new numbers tomorrow night and buy more Borax right?
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Yes, get a lot of borax. I believe that you will need three or three and a half boxes of borax.
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Thanks added two lg boxes I had. Will ck numbers tomorrow night and add what else I need. Will store MA in a different place learned a good lesson. Thns again for the help.
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    If the MA was full-strength (31.45% Hydrochloric Acid), then your pH would have dropped to 6.84 and your TA down to 88.2. Adding two boxes of 20 Mule Team Borax (76 ounces for each box) would raise the pH to 7.15 and the TA to 101.2. The pH might be higher from carbon dioxide outgassing. If it's not, then you could add a third box of Borax. Don't worry -- this isn't a disaster and the exposure time to the lower pH was short. If he poured quickly in one place not over a return flow, then that could weaken the vinyl in the area where he poured, but hopefully that's not what he did.
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Or tell so boyfriend to be careful next time or he is on timeout from swimming haha. JK, and as others said I am sure you will be fine.
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Tonight's #'s
    FC 6.5
    CC .5
    PH 7.2
    TA 90
    CH 220
    CYA 70+
    Temp 84
    I'll add bleach to bring up to 10. Then should I add baking soda to raise TA or Borax to raise PH or our these numbers OK and leave to rise on their own?
    Thanks for the support
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    Quote Originally Posted by koliver13
    Tonight's #'s
    FC 6.5
    CC .5
    PH 7.2
    TA 90
    CH 220
    CYA 70+
    Temp 84
    I'll add bleach to bring up to 10. Then should I add baking soda to raise TA or Borax to raise PH or our these numbers OK and leave to rise on their own?
    Thanks for the support
    You could just leave it alone. Or aerate. But you don't need to add anything else for pH. Haven't you traumatized that pool enough recently?
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    Re: omg added m acid instead of bleach Help

    thanks aerating whew
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