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    Can't get PH up

    Hello I just finished converting my pool from baquacil to SWG. I got through it ok thanks to the help of your site. I only made one mistake. I tested the PH in the middle of it. Of course it was extremely high so added some muriatic acid. The conversion is now done everything looks great except my PH is so low the test just comes back a bright yellow and my TA is so low when I add the indicator to the sample it turns red instead of green. I'm using a Taylor k-2006 test kit. I've added almost a box of borax and it doesn't seem to be changing any. Is there something else I should be doing? Or just keep adding borax?

    other numbers
    FC: 1 just hooked the SWG up last night and I was afraid to boost it until I saw what it did because I already had some chlorine in it. So, I will boost that to increase this
    CH: 80 adding increaser
    CYA:30 been adding this so I will put a little more in.
    7,600 gallon above ground; 4 lb DE filter with 2,280 gph flow rate; index 120v Krystal clear saltwater system cg-28669

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    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
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    Re: Can't get PH up

    Hi, welcome to TFP! You can finish off the box of borax and then try using baking soda to raise the TA and point a return up to aerate and raise pH if it is still too low to register.
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    Re: Can't get PH up

    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Maybe this will help. Work on that PH and TA fast. With it being that low it can cause big problems.

    Good luck!

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