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    I think i really messed up, I went to lower my ph and instead of using baking soda I used baking soda detergent,(laudry soap)
    i bought it at walmart and it looked just like the Armor Hammer box of soda...
    so now what do i do... they are coming tommrow to close th pool...
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    Sorry to hear this!

    Best I can think of, off the top of my head, is lotsa chlorine or an enzyme -- and I'm not sure either of them would fully do the job

    I just wanted to respond quickly, seeing as you have so little time.
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    Re: Help

    My advice would be the same as Ted's. I would use both enzymes and a very high level (shock) of chlorine at the same time.

    How big was the box?
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    Re: Help

    You might want to postpone your closing....

    Quote Originally Posted by hayfarmer
    ..... I went to lower my ph and instead of using baking soda I used baking soda detergent,(laudry soap)
    We use baking soda to raise the TA (and it will also raise the pH slightly).

    I also agree with Ted & Dave that you need an enzyme fighter/remover (like Pool Perfect) and bleach to help.
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    Re: Help

    the box was 7.8lbs, it did bring up the ph where i wanted it... but have a few bubbles to.. but not to bad
    I do have to FC up at shock levle because i am closing it tommrow... they are going to blow out the lines and put the loop and loc on for me...
    I think iam going to leave it alone and hope for the best next spring... thanks everyone for there advice...
    this may be a lesson learned...
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    sorry guess after reading my first post again, I really meant to say i went to raise my PH not lower it... so sorry for the confusion..
    what happened is that my ph was high 8.4 and i went to lower it and put to much MA and it went down to 6.2. so I wanted to raise the ph back up to around 7.4 and i bought some Armor hammer soda( I thought) it turned out to be soda laundry soap.. it did raise it up to where i wanted it... so i guess it was not all that bad
    And after looking at the pool chemistry on here... i see it says to use soda ash or washing soda..
    so maybe not all that bad,, i hope...
    sorry for all confusion, but my mind has not been to good this week, I am waiting to see if the mass in my Colan is cancer of not...
    thanks everyone for the help
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    Goodness! Don't worry about the pool, I don't think the soap will do any permanent damage. Since you are facing a serious health concern you have a right to feel a little scrambled. I will keep you in my prayers. Good luck!
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    thank you...
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    I truly hope that you get a good result on your tests!

    My wife and I are praying for your continued good health
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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes... I found out today that it is in deed colon cancer, I will have surgery late next week to remove it and then on to chemo and radiation... life is grand, would not change a thing. this is just a bump in the road...
    thanks again everyone
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    I'll pray for a successful surgery and complete recovery for you, Jim. Wishing for the best for you and your family.
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    Good luck and a speedy recovery!

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    Jim, best wishes and a speedy recovery!!!
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    Jim,

    Do you export hay at all or is it all domestic?

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    I don't export hay myself, I sell to a broker and they do.. they are one of the biggest exporters there is... Anderson hay and Grain.. they buy from all over and sell all over the world
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    Yup, their big time. By chance did you go to the NHA meeting in Kentucky this year?

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    No i did not get there, sounds like your in the hay business.
    you can email me at hayfarmer@scml.us if you would like
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    Re: Help

    Hi Everyone,
    just wanted to let everyone know that was praying for me and thinking of me back in oct... The very good news is that I am cancer Free...Had surgery and did chemo... While as free as you can get, never 100%.
    I am looking forward to a great summer in the pool with the family...
    thanks again everyone
    jim
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    I'm so glad to hear the good news Jim.
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    Wonderful news!
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