Sky high PH- really green pool

LisaM

Well-known member
May 26, 2011
113
#1
I am in the process of cleaning a really green pool and shocking. For the heck of it I decided to test the PH and it is really high... too high to even read. Should I try to bring it down or not worry about it while I'm shocking? I know algae will bring it up and I know shocking will bring it up but Im just concerned about what it is doing to my equipment and if it is causing the chlorine to be less effective. On the other hand I have already spent $88 on chlorine and still need at least another 15 bottles at the minimum so I need to save money where ever I can so if its not vital I will skip it. That doesnt include the new pump motor I had to buy and the $700 heat exchanger I just ordered. Every penny counts at this point. Thoughts?
 

LisaM

Well-known member
May 26, 2011
113
#3
Even though you use Chlorine neutralizer in the test it still isnt correct? I did use 2 drops of Chlorine neutralizer thinking that would take care of the high FC. If thats not the case then I wont worry about it then.
 

LisaM

Well-known member
May 26, 2011
113
#5
Good to know. i wont worry about it till the pool is not green and the FC comes down to a normal level. thanks for the help!!