Back from Vacation low pH from pucks


Active member
Jul 16, 2008
SW Michigan
Just got back from our week-long camping trip and came back to a low pH (not surprised as I used pucks to keep the chlorine up while I was gone). here are my numbers:

FC 3.0
CC 0
pH 7.0
TA 100
CH 110
CYA 25 (working on bringing this up, I am waiting since I am sure the pucks will impact this number)

I have never had to do anything except add bleach before so I thought I would post here before I did what I plan to get feedback. Here is my treatment plan:

1 cup 6% bleach (raise FC to 4.0)
4 cups Borax to raise pH to 7.5

Sound good?

Bama Rambler

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
With a TA of 100 I'd aerate to bring the pH up. At 7.0 it's not low enough to hurt anything but it's low enough for aeration to work pretty fast.


Active member
Jul 16, 2008
SW Michigan
Thanks Bama!

I don't have any way of aerating my pool... I just have an Intex and I was not able to angle the return up high enough... I added the Borax and my pH is already up a bit... I will keep an eye on it this week to make sure I did not overdo it.
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