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    pH balancing question from the newbie

    I have a 12x3 above ground pool. I tested the pH and added the pH minus stuff (2 oz as indicated on the lable) ... can you tell I'm a newbie yet? Retested after 3 hours and nothing has changed. I don't want to tank my pH too low by adding more too soon. Do I wait and then retest again? How long do I wait before adding more?

    After the pH is balanced, then add chlorine? Is that correct?

    Thanks for answering my silly questions!
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: pH balancing question from the newbie

    What is your current pH?
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    Re: pH balancing question from the newbie

    7.8... sorry. Forgot to post that.
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: pH balancing question from the newbie

    You are fine where it is. Acceptable range is from 7.2 - 7.8.

    That said, if you would still like to lower it adding 2 oz in multiple steps and waiting 30-60 minutes should bring it down lower for you. You won't go too low if you test after each addition.

    (2 additions should bring it to about 7.4)
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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