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    Chasing pH too much?

    FC 4.2
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    pH 7.8
    TA 70
    CH 310
    CYA 70
    Borate 30
    NaCl 3100
    Temp 77 F (rain yesterday)

    18k gal, 60 day old, pebble aggregate pool with a SWG is drinking nearly a quart of acid every other day to keep it at a pH of 7.6 But it appears to be much more pH stable at 7.8 requiring just a splash of acid every few days to maintain. So, my question is... Should I alter somthing about my current chemistry to get it more stable at 7.6 or just target 7.8 and be done with it?

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    Re: Chasing pH too much?

    Target 7.8.
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    Re: Chasing pH too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Target 7.8.
    I'm in a similar situation as the OP, although it's a little bit more stable since I added borates.

    I am tempted to do as you suggest, but my area has relatively hard fill water so I also fight rising CH.

    Is 7.8 safe to use with CH around 300-500?
    ~13500 gallon gunite pool, Pentair Intelliflo 4x160, Pentair 520 SF cartridge filter, Pentair MasterTemp 400 NG heater
    Pentair Easytouch with IC40 SWCG, Hayward Navigator on dedicated suction line

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