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Thread: Itchy dry skin from???

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    brewtus's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Knuckle of the Thumb in Michigan

    Itchy dry skin from???

    First, the test Taylor Test kit results for today:
    pH - 8.0
    TA - 180
    FC - 6.0
    CC - 0
    CYA - 55

    15 x 30 above ground, 13,500 gals.

    I took a quick dip tonight, then tested FC (1.5), I added liquid chlorine and had dinner. While eating I noticed my skin was getting dry and itchy. I mentioned this to my wife, and she said that our sons hair seems to be 'dry' lately after swimming also.
    I just tested the water again and got the above results.
    The pH has been slowly rising since 5/24 from 7.4 to 8.0 today. I only add bleach (10 to 12.5%) to keep the FC around 4-5.
    I'm going to bring down the TA and pH this weekend with aeration and Muratic Acid.
    The CYA at 55 is a little surprising, since I've tested this several times in the past month, and each time the results were 40.

    Which of these could be causing the dry skin/hair problems?
    I don't know enough to even know what I need to know.

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    East Texas

    Re: Itchy dry skin from???

    Just add the muriatic acid to lower the ph down to 7.2 Doing that over time will drop the TA. You don't need to areate.
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