Just put tooo much Borax and Washing Soda ! Please help !

sam2011

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Aug 31, 2018
31
NJ
So.......
Just opened pool my Ph was 7.0 (with TA of 60) and to bring it to 7.8 the app said 6lbs of boarax or 3lb of washing soda.

Not sure what got into me, but I thought each of my boxes were 1lb and put in 4 x boxes or 20 mule borax and 1 x box of washing soda.

As i was throwing away the boxes, I thought its i've never put sooo much. then checked the box and of course ! each box is 4lb.

So essentially i've put in 4x the Required amount of Borax / Washing soda required !!!!!!

what do i do now ?
 
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JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
28,203
Add 1 gallon of 31.45% muriatic acid to compensate for the pH increase.

Mix well and retest in an hour.
 

sam2011

Active member
Aug 31, 2018
31
NJ
Added almost one gallon. Its close to 8 now... will let FC come down and then update again.

Thank you so much for the help.
 
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