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    new pool

    hello im needing some help in understanding why with using our salt water / chlorine filteration system for over 12 hrs the chlorine isnt registering on the hth 6 way stip at all and ph is stillat 8
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    Re: new pool

    There is a possibility that your chlorine is so high it bleached out the test strips. That's just one of the reasons we dislike test strips so much around here. Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    The other possibility is that you have something growing in the pool that is using up all your chlorine as fast as the SWG makes it. If the pool was just filled and looks clear, that's unlikely.

    The pH will continue to rise from the Hydrogen gas released by the cell when it combines NaCL + H2O into NaOCl (bleach) and H2

    Have you checked out Pool School yet?
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    Re: new pool

    just to let everyone know im new to this. sry if you have seen multiple posts. thank you for your reply. last yr we had the liquid tester and strips so looks like i will be going to get more of the liquid. also pool looks really clear. its just ph levels are high and chlorine is 0
    Last edited by krbutler2000; 06-13-2015 at 08:19 PM. Reason: personal
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