New Pool


Active member
Jun 23, 2008
How much acid should I be adding to get the PH down. It is around 7.8 to 8 now and just wont go down. I hear this is common with new pools. I am probably a little light on th trigger when it comes to adding MA, typically add a cup or 2. Should I be adding more?


LifeTime Supporter
May 30, 2008
NE North Carolina
Including a full analysis of the pool water would be helpful....especially ALK.

I would recommend using the pool calculator This is a very easy to use tool that will help figure out the amount of acid you should add. Just be sure to enter the number of gallons in your pool at the top of the calculator. And, since you want to adjust pH, I would recommend adding about on half of the acid the calculator recommends, waiting an hour and testing, then making the other half of the addition.


LifeTime Supporter
TFP Expert
May 31, 2007
South Carolina
Hi Sausage,

Excellent info from NCFlyersFan.

If you will read this article on the info we need prior to posting, it will help a lot! category/pool-school/read_before_you_post

This article, along with many others, are found in Pool School. The link to Pool School is located at the top of each page in the sub-heading. Also, link in my sig.

Welcome to the forum :-D