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    PH Rise

    I have a 12,000 gallon SWG pool with an attached spa. The spa is higher than the rest of my pool and has a large 6 foot curved section of stair-steps stones that lead to the main pool. There is also a fountain in the spa that is always on. When my pool is running the water runs over the stair-steps and into my pool, so I have aeration going on all the time. My pH is always going up...after reading this forum I believe the aeration has allot to do with it. Will keeping my TA low (60 - 80) and adding borates help me keep my pH in-line??

    I had been keeping my TA in the 100-120 range but I'm working to get it down in the hopes that this will help my pH problems.
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    Re: PH Rise

    yes it will...aim for a ta of 70 with the constant aeration and swg...if that's not enough, you can go as low as 60
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    Re: PH Rise

    Hey bbqbrew,

    Yes, adding borates will help with pH stability.

    Have you seen the SWG Water Balance TIPs in Pool School?

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    Re: PH Rise

    My apologies...didn't notice this was your 1st post...welcome to TFP!!!
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    Re: PH Rise

    Thanks for all the info! I will post my full test results and see what everyone thinks of my numbers.
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