Is high PH bad and why?

fsds123

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Jul 13, 2008
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I have a 12,000 gallon intex pool with SWG in Houston. The ph likes to stay in the 7.8 to 8.0 range. I can add acid and bring it down, but have to keep doing so or it will simply go back up. What are the negatives of keeping the ph in the 7.8 to 8.0 range? The water is clear and there is no irritation. Other than knowing the ph is high by testing I see/notice no difference in being at 7.2 vs 8.
 

fsds123

Member
Jul 13, 2008
16
That's actually quite informative, thanks. All my other readings are in line, so to me it just doesn't make sense to keep adding acid (unless there is something else I am missing).
 

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