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    PH test question ....

    Now the warm weather is here I brought in a water sample last night and let it warm up to room temp.

    CYA 0 ( tons of rain this winter)
    TA 60 ( needs attention)
    PH 8.2 ?
    ALK (not tested)


    I am wondering if this is a true PH test result or a false one ?

    Water is cold, didnt take the temp and green ... green ...... green

    I am going out to get a new skimmer basket and wanted to know should I pick up some acid while I'm out ?
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    Re: PH test question ....

    I don't think you have to wait to do the PH test for the water to be warm. What was your FC? "Alk not tested"? but you post TA as 60. Aren't they the same?

    Was the water circulating before the test?
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    Re: PH test question ....

    As frustratedpoolmom said, what was your FC level? High FC is the most likely cause of incorrect PH readings. If your FC level was below 10 then the PH test result is most likely right. If the FC level was above 20 then ignore the PH result completely. If the FC level was above 10 and below 20 then it is probably reading a little higher than actual.
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    Re: PH test question ....

    ooops my bad sorry.

    I meant to say CAL not tested. Yes the pump was running before the test ...

    FC is zero .... this is our first test since closing last year ....
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