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Can the store exchange the pump for lesser horsepower? It may have been the only one they had in-stock, I know this has been a "demand-heavy" season... Definitely be sure to keep the pool full, you don't want too much air getting into the pump/filter system. I don't have cartridge filter experience, but here are the cleaning/maintenance instructions Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters - Trouble Free PoolI think my pump is way overboard for what I need for this pool, vortex in the skimmer for a while, raised the water level to 3/4 up on the skimmer, now very little vortex but the skimmer door stays flat and the water is moving pretty fast around the pool. I'm also getting somewhat of a vortex at the return (Aqualuminator) re: the water dips a bit at that location. I guess these aren't bad things but most likely a huge waste of electricity...thats what I get for going with what the pool store recommended before finding this site.
pH = 7.2
TA = 50
Should I still ignore pH and let it come up on its own or add some Sodium Carbonate to slowly bring it up to a target of 7.6? Also, should I worry about bringing TA up a bit?
Which takes a lesser amount, raising to 7.2 or raising from TA 50 to 60 with Soda ash? Either way, I would add half the doseFor the pH, the kids splashed around in the pool all day but it went down from 7.2 yesterday. Should I still just leave it and let is rise on its own? I'm worried about the comment above about the liner not liking pH below 7.
If I should raise it, I have Sodium Charbonate (the pool store's "pH UP" product) which I found is the same as soda ash. Pool Math says to add 18oz to get pH to 7.2. Should I do that or just have the kids splash around again tomorrow? Sorry to be so hung up on the pH topic...