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    How to lower PH

    Hi,

    I already using the calculator but i am still not sure how much mutric acid liquid add to lower my ph. My current ph is 8.5 and want to target 7.5

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    30,000 gallon water.

    many thanks,

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    Re: How to lower PH

    Adjusting PH requires knowing at least your TA level. Then plug you numbers into the Pool Calculator and see what it says. For large PH changes it is best to add about half of what it recommends, give it half and hour to an hour to mix in, test PH again, and continue adjusting from there.
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    Re: How to lower PH

    Hi,

    TA is 90. according to the calculator i need 26oz liquid..is that correct?

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    Re: How to lower PH

    A reading of 8.5 could likely be anything over that ad well. So it may require more than you think. You just have to adjust it in a few steps.

    Add some, wait an hour, test and add, repeat.

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    Re: How to lower PH

    I see something like 60 oz total for 30,000 gallons - but with your PH at the high end of what is typically testable you may need more.

    Jason's got your covered - add 30oz or so, let the pump run for 30min and test PH again.
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    Re: How to lower PH

    i dump around 60oz liquid acid (2 hours ago) and still high...how long does the acid take effect?. The pump been running since this morning

    Thanks,

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    Re: How to lower PH

    I would give it about an hour, with the pump running.
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    Re: How to lower PH

    Let the water mix for ~60 minutes and retest and then add more.
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