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    Pool startup. Saltwater

    How is an easy way to bring up ph in a saltwater pool

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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    Borax or soda ash.
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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    It is very uncommon to ever need to raise the PH when using a SWG, as the SWG tends to raise PH on it's own.
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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    Can you post a full set of test readings?

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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    It is very uncommon to ever need to raise the PH when using a SWG, as the SWG tends to raise PH on it's own.
    Ditto this. I have never had to raise PH, I lower PH to lower alkalinity and am hopeful this year to get it under control and have more stable PH.
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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    Aerate. I am doing this right now on my SWG pool. But that is because I added muriatic acid to bring down the TA, which also lowered the pH, and I want the pH to rise quicker than it would with just the effect of the SWG.
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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    Quote Originally Posted by sargent View Post
    Aerate. I am doing this right now on my SWG pool. But that is because I added muriatic acid to bring down the TA, which also lowered the pH, and I want the pH to rise quicker than it would with just the effect of the SWG.
    Your trying to lower TA right ?
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    Re: Pool startup. Saltwater

    I'm trying to get TA down, and then I want to add Borates. At this time of year I'm not generating all that much chlorine, so it would take several days to get much movement upward in pH. I guess I'm just a little impatient.

    My point is that sometimes, but rarely, (Once I am through with this process, I probably will not ever need to do it again until I get a new liner.) you may want to raise your pH even though you have a SWG. I have no idea why the original poster wants to raise his pH, but depending on where he is in TA, he may want to aerate instead of adding borax or soda ash.
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