First Time opening after a season of TFP

PrairieGirl

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Nov 14, 2015
209
Chicagoland, IL
We are opening the pool this week - I've tested the water, and generally things look good, but my pH is 8.2+. I'm supposed I get that in range before I add chlorine, yeah? And don't need to slam on first opening, as long as there's no algae?
 

woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
10,271
East Texas
Adjust your PH. As long as your water is clear with no visible sign of algae, your CC is 1 or less, and you pass an OCLT on startup, you're good to go. Then make sure your FC matches your CYA requirements. Adjust as necessary.
 

Eilum

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Jun 19, 2016
102
Jackson NJ
I have same situation (only that my pool is a swamp). But shouldn't we adjust TA first and see how that effects the pH?
 

woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
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East Texas
High or low PH will cause you problerms a lot quicker than high or low TA will. 8.2 is MAX reading on the test.....................it could be higher.
 

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