Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    Hello all,
    I took my pool water to my local store and the results showed I needed to add Alkalinity. The reading was 53 and they told me to add 18 pounds. I had thought I had 10 pounds but after adding it I realized it was PH Plus. My PH reading before adding any PH Plus was 8.0.
    Please advise on what should I do. My pool has become cloudy.

    JagMan1964
    George
    32,000 IG
    Salt T-15 Cell
    Vinyl Lined
    Haywood 1.5 HP
    DE
    Solar Heat system
    JagMan1964
    George
    32,000 IG
    Salt T-15 Cell
    Vinyl Lined
    Haywood 1.5 HP
    DE
    Solar Heat system

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085

    Re: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    Start adding muriatic acid 1 quart at a time until your pH gets down into the mid 7's. I have no idea how much that will take because I have no idea of your starting point. Wait 30-60 minutes in between quarts and test each time.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    You need to get some acid in there to lower the PH.

    It would be a huge help if you had your own test kit. Pool store test results are not all that reliable and you need to make an PH measurement after each adjustment to see if you made the change you were intending to make.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Re: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    Thank you
    I know I had read somewhere on the site about a test kit that seems to be a great value and works well. Can you help me with that and I will work that into my budget?
    Thanks again
    JagMan1964
    George
    32,000 IG
    Salt T-15 Cell
    Vinyl Lined
    Haywood 1.5 HP
    DE
    Solar Heat system

  5. Back To Top    #5

    TFP Guide

    AimeeH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Columbia SC
    Posts
    1,837

    Re: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    TF-100
    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html

    It is in the signatures of many here. (Shame on me,not mine yet!)
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.
    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Added PH plus but should have been Alkalinty

    Much appeciation!
    JagMan1964
    George
    32,000 IG
    Salt T-15 Cell
    Vinyl Lined
    Haywood 1.5 HP
    DE
    Solar Heat system

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •