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Thread: Help...No chlorine reading...but ph is off the chart

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    Jul 2014
    Denison Texas

    Help...No chlorine reading...but ph is off the chart

    Just found this site today..Thank Goodness ! We bought a Intex Frame Pool 18x48 We have had it up a week today & cannot get the chlorine level up. Also, the ph level is off the charts too high. What should i do to get this corrected?

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    Mar 2014
    Las Vegas

    Re: Help...No chlorine reading...but ph is off the chart

    First thing is you are going to need a good test kit. The one most recommended here is the TF-100 from Pool store results tend to be inaccurate at best. Without a set of good test results, all we can do is guess or spin the pool wheel of fortune to find out what you need.
    12000 Gallon IG Plaster built 2/15/2014. Jandy 340 sg ft 127 gpm filter, Jandy 1 HP stealth pump. Circupool RJ-45 SWG (overkill). TF-100 with Speed Stir.

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    Jun 2009
    NW Ohio

    Re: Help...No chlorine reading...but ph is off the chart

    Welcome to TFP!

    A good test kit will be instrumental with the chlorine problem, I have a link in my signature to the two that have all the tests you will need.

    Assuming you are doing the pH test yourself, dropping that to range is something you can do right now. The best way to lower it is to use muriatic acid, found at most home improvement stores and some big box stores. Use PoolMath (also in my signature) to figure out how much to add to bring yourself back between 7.2 and 7.8.

    Finally, since you are just getting started the Pool School is a must read. Start with The ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and go from there. It will seem like a lot of stuff and way too complicated at first, but it sinks in fairly fast. And you have us here to help you get answers!
    JD - 28' Round Above Ground Pool, 17,000 Gallons. Dual speed Jacuzzi pump with cartridge filter. Dual speed 1 HP pump, Hayward S210T sand filter
    Pool School - PoolMath - HIGHLY Recommended Test Kits

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