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    Default New pool owner needs help!!!

    I recently bought a house that has an inground pool... It's 20'x40' with an 8' deep end and like 3' shallow end... It holds about 30,000 gallons. It has a chlorinator that I keep full and have turned on to 4. It goes up to 8 but I don't know what I'm doing so I just set it at 4...

    Anyway I bought one of these hth 6-way test kits and it looks like my chlorine is high but my ph is low... I'm trying to figure out what I need to do from here.... The water in the pool is clear.

    If I can figure out how to post a picture on here I'll post a picture of the test kit and my sample with the OTO and phenol red.

    Thanks for any and all help

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    Default Re: New pool owner needs help!!!

    Don't worry about the high chlorine. Post your numbers.

    Picture instructions here

    But if your pH is below 7.0, start adding boxes of 20 Mule Team borax (Walmart) slo-w-ly to your skimmer with the pump RUNNING. Add 2 boxes at a time & retest after 8 hours.

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    Upgraded membership and moved thread to the Pool Water Problems section. You may need to log out and back in to see everything.

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