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Is a total Alkalinity 240 ok or what to do...thanks

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Way to high

Alkalinity 100-140ppm

Chlorine 1.0-1.3

PH 7.4-7.6

Stabilizer ( Cyanuric Acid ) 30-50 ppm

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • mark Gianotto Jul 30, 2009

    I should have gone further



    Alkalinity has a lot to do with PH readings so you will need to keep an eye on that as well until you get everything in check



    There is no specific chemical to raise or lower Alkalinity



    What you will use will be PH Down this will in turn lower both- Just read the directions and apply for your size pool

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