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    What levels does rain affect? If I remember correctly, rain will lower pH levels.

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    Re: Rain

    Rain might either raise or lower the PH, though raise is quite a bit more common.
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    Re: Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Rain might either raise or lower the PH, though raise is quite a bit more common.
    So it works kinda of like the returns do when pointed towards the surface?
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    Re: Rain

    Yes, rain aerates the water, which tends to cause the PH to rise. Rain is also just slightly acidic. Unless your TA level is fairly high or there is a lot of rain, there won't be too much change in the PH.
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    Re: Rain

    If you get enough rain to make the pool overflow somewhat, you are replacing pool water with water that will dilute all values (TA, CH, CYA, FC).

    Over a normal wet winter here I will typically see CYA decline rather a lot, like 15 or 20 points. TA can be kept up with just a small amount of tap water since my tap water has TA of like 340-ish.

    Also, rain will typically add organics to the pool with a bit of dirt and leaves from my badly sloped flower beds nearby and the leaves and stuff that blows in. So that uses up FC also.
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