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Thread: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

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    Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    It was creeping to the ~7.8 range and I added too much acid and now I'm around 6.8. Should I be concerned or should I let it right itself?
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    Since the PH test shows any PH below 6.8 as 6.8, it is best to raise the PH right away until you get it to at least 7.0.

    Low PH can damage the pool/equipment. If the PH is really 6.8 the issue is very minor, but if you went way over it could be fairly significant.
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    I keep reading conflicting opinions on how to raise it. Whats the best way?
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    Fast?.......20 mule team borax.
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    Is this stuff super concentration? How much should I start with?
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    Pool Math

    Click on that link and enter your information regarding your pool. Then scroll down to the pH section and place your target # and your current #. Mouse over the information bar and it will tell you how much to add. Take it in steps tho, no need to overshoot and raise it too high.

    And you can get 20 Mule Team in the laundry isle.
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    How much muriatic acid did you add and what was your TA before adding the acid?

    What strength was the acid?

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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

    Ph is now reading 7.2. Thanks for your help!!
    1988 installed, 45,500 Gal, IG, Gunite w/spa
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    Re: Poured too much acid in. PH is now ~6.8. SHould I let it right itself?

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