high ph

  1. M

    Ph issue in Salt Water pool

    I have a small (5000 gal) concrete in-gound pool with a spa. The chlorine generator works well to keep free chlorine at a good level. My Ph, however, is ALWAYS high. If I add 24 oz of dry acid, the Ph level will be good the next day. Then the following day it will be above 8. I've been told a...
  2. D

    TA Level with Trichlor

    I'm using Trichlor tabs with our 3-4 month old aggregate finish pool. TA level seems to settle at about 80. CYA is 42. PH is always rising and I keep it in the range of 7.5-7.8. I typically add 32-40 oz 31.45% muriatic acid every 3 days. What measured TA level should I target? I've raised it to...
  3. J

    Bring up CYA or slam?

    hi, just got back from vacation for 3 wks. Gf added chems while I was gone. I now see some stuff sticking to some of the sides and on steps/loveseat. I think its somewhere between faint yellow and faint greenish. I had her putting in MA and liquid chlorine while i was gone. Test numbers this...
  4. M

    Boric Acid instead of borax & muriatic acid

    I'm new and need some help. After reading your article on Boric Acid being easier to handle, I need to figure out how much to put in my pool and spa. My PH on both pool(20,000 gal) and spa (??800 gal) is over 10....Got lots of scale in the spa but haven't been in the pool to touch the sides. All...
  5. T

    First timer - can’t get PH to balance

    Hello All, First time posting but have read a number of threads. We have a 12 foot by 30 inch Intex prism frame pool. Upgraded the filter when we set it up. Started with 3 inch trichlor tabs in a floater in late May. Way great until early July when i left the solar blanket on for a few days...
  6. M

    Total Alkalinity and pH

    I read recently, on another forum citing this one, that it is generally OK to let TA levels fall below those recommended if that's what is needed to keep pH down. I haven't been able to find those threads so it would be great if someone could point me to them. It has been tough to keep the TA...
  7. JediKnight

    First Timer needs help balancing AB pool

    I'm learning about pools for the first time while we are living with and helping my grandparents. They have a 16' Intex pool that is buried 2 feet into the ground. My Nana has been back and forth from the pool store and they keep selling her things, we add the instructed chemicals and then...
  8. MSL82

    First time opening pool- alkalinity very low and ph is high

    Hi all, We’re in Canada and we’ve just moved in to a new house and I’m planning to open the existing ~16x32 (~19000 gallons/ ~72000 liters) winterized concrete pool. I haven’t bought a the recommended test kit yet but I have used a test strip as to get a general idea of the current water...