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    Up and running!

    Just had the pool repaired and needed a full drain, so after filling back up I decided to go ahead and open since there was a ton of pollen in the pool. I think I about have it balanced. Test readings are:

    FC: 4.5
    CC: 0
    Ph: 7.2
    TA: 80
    CYA: 30
    CH: 120

    Should I add borax to get the Ph up, which will also increase TA, or should I try aeration to raise the Ph? How long does it take to raise using aeration?

    Thanks!
    Mike
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    Re: Up and running!

    Aeration is cheaper, and one good rain will probably do that for you any way.
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    Re: Up and running!

    What form of chlorine are you using? If liquid, then I see nothing wrong with leaving the pH and TA as is and let the pH slowly rise on its own.

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    Re: Up and running!

    I'm using liquid bleach. I guess I won't worry about it Then. Thanks!
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    Re: Up and running!

    Leave your pH alone. It will tend to rise naturally and 7.2 is within normal anyway.
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