How can I get my Free Chlorine and pH lower? Water is very cloudy to.


Free chlrorine will lower on its own with due time. It is best to allow the level to come down to around 5 ppm before reentering the pool. If you cannot wait, there is a chemical that helps to reduce chlorine levels called sodium thiosulfate. However, this chemical can present other problems such as causing pH shift. pH can be lowered using acid, typically a dry acid called sodium bisulfate because it is safer to handle. The pH being out of range is likely responsible for the cloudy water as well.

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