PH Balancing/Guidance


Silver Supporter
In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
Spring Valley, NY
Disregard pool in signature:
friend's pool.
The pool is 4 years old, vinyl, IG 20' X42' at approx 35000 gallons. 1.5 hp pump coupled with a Jandy CV460 cartridge filter,Delta E-40 Ultraviolet Sanitizer/Clarifier System, Raypack PR406AENC heater, automatic pool cover and a robot. No SWG.
For the test results, here are the opening numbers:

4/19/2019 water temp 68 deg
FC- 0

4/26/2019 What I've done since: water tem. 82 deg
FC- 6+ (as I wasn't home to slam so gave it some chlorine not to lose ground)
CYA- coming up
water is crystal clear now, brushed and vacuumed
Added 7 lbs dry stabilizer and will need approx another 2 lbs to achieve my CYA goal of 30.
Slammed and will do the OLCT hopefully today . Will check all my numbers prior to the slam.

What do I use to bring the PH up and would it be contingent where my TA is at now. I have "20 mule team Borax" for the job but am I on target.
Thanks in advance, Allan


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
If the TA is still 120, it looks like all you need to raise pH is some aeration. Point a return up, or crank up the hot tub. I discovered that 1/2" PVC fittings are a push-fit inside my return eyeballs. That opened up a whole new world of opportunities. Maybe you'll be as lucky. And with the water at 82, you could also throw a few kids in to splash and aerate.
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