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Ph level for saltwater intex system is too high and water is a bit cloudy what do I do?

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Get your water tested at your local pool store and they are going to tell you to add Muriatic Acid. Follow their instructions carefully, hopefully they are a good company. Salt water systems tend to drift the pH slightly basic (high) because of the offgasing of Hydrogen ions in the water. Hayward Mineral Springs salt has pH and alkalinity buffers in the salt already, depending on what brand of salt you are using, that might be your problem.

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