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Have an Intex 10x30 inflatable pool. ph is low how much dry

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have an Intex 10x30 inflatable pool. ph is low how much dry ph up to I add to this small amount of water? less then 1500 galloons.
JA: Who manufactured the pool?
Customer: Summer Escapes (Intex) From Walmart
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes... my mother gifted us the pool and all of the dry chemicals... I have two young kids chomping at the bit to get in the pool, but I want to be sure that I do the chemicals properly. My son's eyes got really red the last time they swam, so I haven been letting them swim.
JA: Anything else you want the pool technician to know before I connect you?
Customer: I would like to know how much chlorine to use... ph up up or down if needed... how often should I shock? HOw often should I change the filter? I have been vacuuming and skimming to keep debris down.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

How low is your Ph?

Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.

3oz of sodium carbonate will raise 5000g from a Ph of 7.2 to 7.4 so if you are in that range I'd add 1/2oz wait an hour and retest then add another 1/2oz if needed

You should only shock when you need to severely raise chlorine levels.

Changing the filter is solely dependent on how fast it dirties, Check it monthly

I'm guessing his eyes are red from the chlorine levels not the Ph

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