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    SWG & pH

    I was just reading the "Water Balance for SWG" once again and got to the pH recommendation of 7.5-7.6 - stating that this was important. I have been running the SWG since the middle of June and I added borates in the middle of June. Ever since my pH has been steady at 7.2-7.5 - usually closer to 7.2. I have not wanted to add to bring it up since my TA is already back in the 80-90 range (it rose back up after adding borates). I have not added any acid since I added the borates.

    Do I need to raise my pH to 7.5? or since it has been steady, can I just leave it at 7.2?
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    Re: SWG & pH

    Hey there...we have the exact same situation, thereis absolutely no problem with your water being at 7.2 or slightly higher, as long as the PH is stable you are within the safe swimming range.
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    Re: SWG & pH

    Do you notice it goes lower when you leave the solar cover on? I do. You can also just turn the eyeball up and leave the cover off for awhile each day to help the PH rise back up.

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    Re: SWG & pH

    Great!

    I have not noticed that it makes any difference on the pH if the solar cover is off or on. But I will keep that in mind as I test.
    24ft AGP 52in deep ~13,500 gal
    Hayward Sand Filter 250 lbs
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    1.5 HP pump

    425 gal stand alone QCA Hot Tub 15-20 yrs old

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    Re: SWG & pH

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Do you notice it goes lower when you leave the solar cover on? I do. You can also just turn the eyeball up and leave the cover off for awhile each day to help the PH rise back up.

    Off to the pool!

    Funny you should mention that FPM, I do....7.5 with cover off, 7.2 with solar cover on for more than 24hrs...I just attributed it to less outgassing with the cover on
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: SWG & pH

    Yes, I believe that is the case.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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