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    I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    First off great site ...I have been trying to read alot. I just finished filling my "new" pool Its about 15000 gallons. I had the Stonescapes pebble installed my Ph is around 8 and TA is at 50 no chlorine added yet. Whats the best way for me to bring the Ph down and TA up?? I tried the pool calulator. Just didnt make sense..(update..makes sense now was putting the numbers in the wrong fields) ... I need to play with it but for now I need a quick answer. Thanks for reading.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    With all due respect.... the Pool Calculator output IS the quick answer.

    Muratic (HCl) acid will bring pH down. Pool School is your best bet. great info there.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    Quote Originally Posted by learthur
    With all due respect.... the Pool Calculator output IS the quick answer.

    Muratic (HCl) acid will bring pH down. Pool School is your best bet. great info there.
    Yeah thanks...I figured it out. On my way to buy baking soda....Should I mix it with water before pouring it in?
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    I always mix all solid chems in water before I pour them in the pool. You could slowly pour it into the skimmer but it's easy to dissolve and pour in front of a return.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I always mix all solid chems in water before I pour them in the pool. You could slowly pour it into the skimmer but it's easy to dissolve and pour in front of a return.
    Thank Dave ...I will do that.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    One more question..My start up page from the PB wants me to use Jacks magic blue stuff. I cant buy it locally do I need it or is there something else I could use?
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    That's a standard item in a lot of pool contracts. It's a CYA (Not cyanuric acid either ) item for places that may have metals, it keeps the metals in solution and keeps staining from happening. You need to check with the PB to see if that's a condition of warranty. If it's not, and you're absolutely sure you don't have metals in your fill water then you don't need it.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    I have been fighting the PH for the last week. had it 2 days ago at 7.4 yesterday it jumped back up to 8.0 todays reading is at 7.0 and TA is at 50. Man its not easy working on this yet !! Just ordered a TF test kit ..my Taylor is over 2 years old.
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    Re: I could really use a bit of help with a new replaster

    New plaster causes the PH to rise like that.

    It'll get better with time.

    Also - if you are boosting your TA with Baking Soda it will contribute to that PH rise depending on the order of testing/chemical adds.
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