I have been a visitor to this site for some time now and have benefitted greatly from the advice found here. This is my first post...
I have a 16,000 gallon, vinyl liner, SWG pool. I recently had my water tested at a pool store and their recommended ranges differ greatly from those on this site. Specifically, my current TA is 96 ppm. The computerized analysis recommends a range of 120-150 ppm, while this site suggests 60-80 ppm. Along with the analysis comes instructions to raise the TA as well as the Borates (currently 1 ppm). I am interested in increasing the Borates (I have read many posts on this site), but need to take care of the TA first, if necessary. My pH is at 7.7.
What is my target TA level? Should I do anything before adding Borate, or just proceed with that step? The analysis does show a copper level of 0.1 ppm.
Thanks for any help!