Tested ph yesterday and it was close to 8, tested it today and it was close to 7, what could cause this?

badaboom423

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Jul 9, 2020
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Apex, NC
I added some soda ash to increase it just now, will test again in a few hours. Is it normal to see such drastic changes day to day?

I did add some nophos yesterday (I know I shouldnt care that much about high phosphates,but had already bought it), can that lower ph?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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No. The only way pH drops is due to chemical addition.

Try to not use chemicals to raise your pH level. Aeration will do it naturally.