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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    So my calcium hardness increaser by Clorox arrived and I was reading and watching everything I could find to learn how to add it to the pool, there seems to be conflicting views on this subject with some suggesting to broadcast it on the surface in the deep end in increments while others say to...
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    okay I’ll let it sit at 8.0 I thought it had to be between 7.2 and 7.6 and my TA is going to be at 90 so what do I do when it’s at 60? And how do I raise my Ch?
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    Okay so what can I do to avoid adding so much acid to lower PH cause now I have no idea how to raise up my ch
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    Someone told me to use sulfuric acid instead but I read up on it and sulfuric leaves behind surfers which mess with the chemistry of the pool is this right?
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    its Not vinyl it looks concrete to me it’s got somewhat of a rough surface
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    No I don’t have any of those things
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    2 cups of MA every day Ph always high

    On average I find I have to add between 2 and 3 cups of MA per day, I’m in Florida and it’s currently the rainy season but even when it’s not raining my PH is still high almost 8.0 now after adding MA to reduce it my TA is about to hit 90 if I add another two cups of acid, my Ch is also at 130...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    No I don’t have any of that it’s like 90 degrees out here so I suppose that’s probably why and that’s the problem it’s always at 8.0
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    So if my TA is good why is my PH always so high I just put in another 3 cups of acid last night and this morning another 2 cups, is this the normal every day process I didn’t realize I’d need to be stocked up on acid too how much acid do I need to have on hand for the week if this is the case
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    My TA is 80 I read it should be between 80 and 120 should my target be 120 or less I I’m ordering the baking soda now guess I’ll just keep adding MA until my baking soda arrives, I put a cup of MA in last night and my ph is still over 8.0 so I guess my TA is the problem
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    My apologies I didn’t realize I was supposed to add bleach every day, before this I was putting in a jug from the pool store every week. I remember reading to keep enough on hand to cover 28ppm a week or 3 gallons of liquid chlorine on hand for the week. Should I use the pool store chlorine or...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Just did a test with the other one to see if there was any chlorine at all and it said I had at least 1 but after putting in the agent for FC the color never changed to pink so I assumed I had none so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    According to the FC test I have no chlorine in the pool and my PH is over 80 again, I put water in yesterday and it rained once since the last time I added a gallon of bleach and 3 cups of MA which I believe was 2 days ago. Am I supposed to keep using bleach or was I supposed to switch back to...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    I put in a gallon of bleach to get it up to 8 ppm I’m curious if I use my old comparator to check the chlorine in the pool or if I gave a sample to the pool store to be tested will the numbers be higher or the same from the 2006c results or does the 2006c test for something in the...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Okay so 6 to 8 then thanks
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Can I ask questions here until I’m sure because I don’t know where else to post otherwise? I thought FC had to be around 2 ppm for normal pool use but the chart says 6 to 8 if your cya is 50 which it is It says to check black dot at waist level my eyesight is pretty poor so I’m not sure I’m...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    How long after adding MA 1 1/2 cups is it safe to go in the pool
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Thank you rancho-cost-a-lotta
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Thanks, I feel more confident about maintaining my own pool now
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    So this morning I didn’t loose anything from the time I went to bed to the time I woke up and the filter was clear of algae the pool looks beautiful and I’m still at 0.5 CC. So now I just let the extra chlorine burn off and adjust the PH and I’m back in business? I had a small fear of doing...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    I don’t think my pool has ever looked this clean before so thanks for helping me get it this way I really appreciate it. I’ve been checking the FC before going to bed and again in the morning before the sun comes up and it’s been holding but I can see the algae when brushing and my CC has been...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Sorry haven’t updated in the last couple of days but here’s what I have been doing, scrubbing pool after cleaning filter adding bleach as needed. Each day the algae is less today I could barely see it while brushing this is what the pool looks like now
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Dang my pool look sparkling this morning and just as a test I brushed it a little but turns out there is still some algae, my FC is at 8 and my CC is at .05 Should I bring it back up to shock level or less?
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    The pool is clear had a little algae this morning but not much FC was around 11 and CC was .5 cleaned up the filter and added another 2 quarts of bleach and brushed the pool it’s looking really nice now.
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    It’s been raining the last two days By the way what is LC
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Okay sorry for the lack of updates, the pump not priming set me back a little but it’s priming just fine now pool starting to clear up still have some algae but everyday it’s looking a lot better. I’ll post pics soon enough. When this is all said and done how much bleach do I need on hand per...
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    Will it hurt the pool if I leave it this way until I can have someone look at it or do I need to shut it off I don’t feel it was low enough to suck air it was above the skimmer enough that it flows into the skimmer but low enough that’s why I was adding water when it happened
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    Trying to balance pool it’s not working

    I don’t have one of those it’s just an open area