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Thread: Cleaning up after the dust storm

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    Cleaning up after the dust storm

    I was out of town for a while and the big dust storm that hit Phoenix came through while I was gone.

    Came home to a muddy pool with a lot of dust and other debris.

    Cleaned it up and have tested the water completely (haven't done this for a while).

    Here are the numbers.

    FC 4
    CC 0
    pH 8.5
    TA 140
    CH 400
    CYA 90

    I know my CYA and CH are high and I will have to drain some of the water to fix this. However I want to wait till the end of summer to do this.

    My pH also is VERY hard to maintain. I add lots of acid, a gallon a week, but it keeps going back up to over 8 very quickly.

    So my question is what next?? I am presuming that I need to lower my TA and am currently working on this.

    Do I have to drain the pool now?
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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Re: Cleaning up after the dust storm

    Adding MA to lower your PH to 7.2 also lowers your TA over time. It might get easier as TA goes down.
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    Re: Cleaning up after the dust storm

    What is the TA of your fill water?
    That may be what's keeping your TA from coming down to a mangeable level.
    If your fill TA is high I'd purposfully lower the TA to about 60 and see how that works for you.
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    Re: Cleaning up after the dust storm

    Here is the process for lowering your TA.


    I think that whe you get your TA down, you will find the pH much easier to manage.
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