Fresh water


New member
Feb 26, 2017
Surprise, arizona
Hi! I am just starting with TFP after wasting too much money at Leslie's on too many chemicals that led to my CYA skyrocketing. After 6 months of trying to lower the pH, keep FC in the pool to no success, I drained and refilled the pool. My levels are all off now and I'm not sure if I need to add one at a time or if I can just do it all at once.

FC 0
pH 8.2
TA 80
CH 140
CYA 0 (well there was no more room in the test tube to keep testing)

I've been adding 99% trichlor to try to add cya and FC but it's cool here so there is no effect. And I will add muriatic acid which will lower temporarily but then it raises back up. Any suggestions?


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Are you using any fountains or other water features that enter the pool with a bit of "splash"? Those will cause a continuing rise in pH. If possible limit their use to just a few times a day (to make sure chlorinated water flushes thru them) and see if that doesn't help your pH rise slow down.

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