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    Fresh water

    Hi! I am just starting with TFP after wasting too much money at Leslie's on too many chemicals that led to my CYA skyrocketing. After 6 months of trying to lower the pH, keep FC in the pool to no success, I drained and refilled the pool. My levels are all off now and I'm not sure if I need to add one at a time or if I can just do it all at once.

    FC 0
    pH 8.2
    TA 80
    CH 140
    CYA 0 (well there was no more room in the test tube to keep testing)

    I've been adding 99% trichlor to try to add cya and FC but it's cool here so there is no effect. And I will add muriatic acid which will lower temporarily but then it raises back up. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Fresh water

    Welcome to TFP!

    You can buy some cya at Lowes and float it in a sock, more here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Definitely get 2 or 3 ppm of chlorine in there pronto.

    Lowering your TA to 60-80 will help slow pH rise. Here's how, Pool School - Lower Total Alkalinity
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    Re: Fresh water

    Filled the tube all the way up and the dot was still visible. Also my pool is perfectly clear and looks good
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    Re: Fresh water

    Quote Originally Posted by Suswill View Post
    Filled the tube all the way up and the dot was still visible. Also my pool is perfectly clear and looks good
    Sorry, I edited my response after I realized you just refilled. You were faster than I was.
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    Re: Fresh water

    Are you using any fountains or other water features that enter the pool with a bit of "splash"? Those will cause a continuing rise in pH. If possible limit their use to just a few times a day (to make sure chlorinated water flushes thru them) and see if that doesn't help your pH rise slow down.

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