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    Ph Rising after putting weights in step ladder

    So this is the only thing I can tie directly to my Ph rising in the last 2 weeks. My numbers have been at or near perfect for over a month
    PH 7.4
    TC 6
    CC 0
    CYA 50
    TA 110
    I put some old school metal barbell weights in under my steps to help hold them down about 2 weeks ago. In the last 2 weeks I've had to dump 32 oz each time of muriatic acid in twice to bring PH down from 7.8. It has rained a little bit here in OK the last week or so, but surely not enough to raise PH that much. I checked my numbers again today and they are all back in range. Should I yank those weights out from under the steps or is that just a coincidence??

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    Re: Ph Rising after putting weights in step ladder

    you put iron weights in the water?
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    Re: Ph Rising after putting weights in step ladder

    AAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!
    Talk about feeling like an absolute idiot!!! I read your reply and jumped up and yell "oh s$&t" and it dawned on me. Sure enough I yanked those things outa there and they were rusting pretty good. Is there anything I need to do to the water after getting them outa there?? Should I dump a metal sequestarant in there?
    I now have 2 x 1 gallon empty bleach jugs with a little bleach in them filled with play sand holding the ladders down.
    I've come so far with my pool, only to go and do something stupid like this. Hopefully I haven't harmed anything.

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    IrishAl.

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    no more cast iron weights holding down my steps
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    Re: Ph Rising after putting weights in step ladder

    If you were careful removing them you may not have a problem. You'll certainly want to test of have your water tested for iron. you may be surprised at just how little you have. I wouldn't panic and add stuff till you know for sure.
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    Re: Ph Rising after putting weights in step ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by irishal
    . . . jumped up and yell "oh s$&t"
    Oh good! I see others here speak my language

    Tizme, are you reading this?
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