Category: pH levels

clean pool
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Is it Absolutely Necessary to Use Algaecide?

Hmm, I don’t know. If you have read a post or two on this blog you’ll know that my pool had brown, dirty, murky water with a colony of frogs living in it at one time. It’s now crystal clear and swimmable. It took a lot of work, diatomaceous earth, chlorine, shock, leaf scooping, vacuuming […]

pH and TA
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Why is My Pool Water pH Rising?

I’ve figured out how to get my chlorine levels to stabilize, more or less, in my pool, but how do I get my pH levels to remain within range. It seems that the numbers rise almost daily. I’ve been adding pH Decrease (which is basically muriatic acid) to bring the pH levels down only to […]

The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH
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The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH

Having your pool at the proper pH helps prolong the chemical’s cleaning ability (among other things). A pH that’s too low allows your chemicals to quickly dissipate, and a pH too high prevents optimal sanitizing action. Since I’m currently struggling with high pH, I’ll share my tale of high pH woe.

Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water
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Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water

I’m so close to having a pool in swimable condition. Well, it would be if it weren’t for the annoying algae. I’ve got to say, it’s a nice looking green, but who wants to swim in green cloudy water?

Freddie the Chlorinating Frog
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Back to Discussing Pool Chemistry

Because finding the right recipe for clean pool water can be overwhelming (especially for someone new to the world of chlorine pool chemicals), I’ve decided to take it one step at a time.

Pool Testing Kit
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See What You See and Not What You Want to See

While I was in the process of lowering the pH on the pool, I tested the water every two hours after adding pH Decrease. I could have sworn that my water pH levels were nearing the target zone because every time I looked at the colors on the testing kit, it seemed to get closer […]

Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water
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Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water

Now that I’ve got the pump working and the right amount of DE in the filter it’s time to get the water clear. However, before I can get the water from its ever so interesting milky green to clear, I’ve got to test it to see its chemical makeup. Once I know where it is […]