Controlling PH in winter

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
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Last year I closed my pool in late October and opened in early April. But my PH was off the charts and I think it affected my plaster. This year I want to make sure that I keep my ph in check. Could someone please point me to a pump (maybe on Amazon) that I could use to circulate the water during the winter when I peel my cover off a corner of the pool while I add Acid. And how long do I keep the pump running when I add acid to lower ph? I use TFT test kits so will check PH periodically to see what is happening. Do I need to circulate the water before checking Ph?

Thanks
 

duraleigh

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Absolutely circulate the water......about 3 hours with that big pool or maybe even a bit longer.

Good ones are available for around 70+ at HD/Lowes.
 

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
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When I closed my pool last year I bought a pump to keep in the pool on the second step to get rid of water if my pool took in too much water. The pump is Little Giant multi purpose pool cover pump 500-APCP, 500 GPH. Can this pump be used to circulate the water? If so, I attach a hose to it and put the hose in the water? Or do I need some other type of pump?
 

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
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NJ
Anyone know if that pump can be used and if so where do I put the hose that attaches to it ( right next to the pump)?
 

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
462
NJ
Without a hose wouldn't the intake and the outtake be right next to each other. Wouldn't that hinder the circulation.