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Thread: Ph high - can we swim?

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    Jun 2013
    Bucks County PA

    Ph high - can we swim?

    Hi all! I had a low ph and used the pool calculator to determine that I needed to add some Borax. I was in a rush and "guestimated" the amount of Borax. Now my ph is 8 (or perhaps higher - it is a very bright 8.0) I plan on measuring this time - 20 ounces of muriatic acid. Two questions:
    1. How soon after adding the muriatic acid can we swim?
    2. Can we swim with a ph of 8+?

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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Ph high - can we swim?

    You can swim in it, just might be a little irritating to sensitive eyes. I add MA and swim 30 minutes afterwards. Pump running of course and poured slowly in front of a return.
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