How to get CH down.. without draining

Suprfly

Well-known member
Feb 24, 2014
79
wisconsin
today the pool looks so much better. added the purple stuff by jacks magic. still using paper towels in the skimmer baskets and they are still turning brown. gonna clean the filter cartridge tomorrow. its only gone up about 2 psi. dont mind the reflection of my tshirt in the window.
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Suprfly

Well-known member
Feb 24, 2014
79
wisconsin
cleaned the filters today.. after only 2 days this is what they looked like..
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and then after cleaning using the FILTER FLOSSER(good investment worked awesome)
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Madison Mike

Active member
Apr 3, 2014
31
Columbus, WI
My filters from my hot tub looked the same as yours. I rinsed mine off 3 times in the first week of a new fill. I just used the hose with my thumb over the end to create a spray.





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Your water is looking 100 times better. I see you are from WI. You probably won't be getting in any time soon with this awsome weather..
 

Madison Mike

Active member
Apr 3, 2014
31
Columbus, WI
Yes, I live in the country, so I'm on a well. My CH from the well was 280, and the "processed" water from my water softener was at 10. I combined the two to get a pH of 150 in my hot tub. What part of the state are you from? I see green grass in your photo so you must be from the south!
 

Madison Mike

Active member
Apr 3, 2014
31
Columbus, WI
Also, when I filled my hot tub with the well water, I had a pH of 7.2, and a TA of 400. This didn't add up in my mind, as a high TA should = a high pH. Well, I aerated for 20 minutes and the pH sky rocketed. My Taylor test kit said it was 8.2+. I ended up added about 24 ounces of muriatic acid to bring the pH down to around 7.8. I'm currently sitting at a pH of 7.6, TA of 60, CH of 150. My hot tub is small peanuts compared to the size of your pool. Get your pH down with acid to balance the water. Add acid, aerate, and test again. I also added boric acid to my hot tub, but I'm not sure if it's needed in a salt water pool.
 

Suprfly

Well-known member
Feb 24, 2014
79
wisconsin
yes i added acid.. my ph is 7.2 now. and im about far south as you can get. 5 minutes from the border outside of lake geneva!
 
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