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    Join Date
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    Salida, Ca
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    Newbie

    Pool filled 7 weeks ago,
    14000 Gal

    Water clear

    F/C 5.5
    C.C .5
    T/A 260
    C/H 400
    CYA 60
    P/H 7.8
    Salt 3690

    I Keep adding MA Ph Drops maybe for a day then goes right back up maybe about 8.2
    is this normal for a new pool?
    14K Gal, IG, Plaster 3M Splash, 450 Sq ft. System 3 Cartridge, IntelliPro VS3050 Pump
    IntelliChlor IC40 SWG, 1 Skimmer, 3 Eyeballs
    The Pool Cleaner (2 wheel Suction)
    296 sq. ft. Solar Panels 2nd Story
    TF-100 test kit
    Filled for first time 6/28/08

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    DaveNJ's Avatar
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    Location
    Toms River, NJ
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    Re: Newbie

    If you put the specifics about your pool in your signature, it would help. Also your location. Easier for the people in the know to help you.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG
    http://www.tftestkits.net/

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    Re: Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by blebob
    Pool filled 7 weeks ago,
    14000 Gal

    Water clear

    F/C 5.5
    C.C .5
    T/A 260
    C/H 400
    CYA 60
    P/H 7.8
    Salt 3690

    I Keep adding MA Ph Drops maybe for a day then goes right back up maybe about 8.2
    is this normal for a new pool?
    SWCG's "aerate" the water, so when your TA is over 100 you will see constant PH rise. You need to lower your TA to about 70 - 90....see the article about Lowering TA in Pool School. Also, if your new pool is plaster, you will see PH rise very quickly in the first few months and less noticable but still ongoing for as much as a year.
    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
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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