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    low TA

    From doing a search I think I know the answer to this but I want to be sure. My TA is low at 70, but my PH holds steady right at 7.8. It has been this way for months. Should I just leave it and not worry about it?

    I used to add acid to lower PH to 7.5 but then I felt I was getting obsessed by it. So I let it creep back up to 7.8 and it has been there ever since.
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    Re: low TA

    If everything is holding steady at 7.8 and a TA of 70 and you aren't having any problems with that pH then I wouldn't mess with it.
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    Re: low TA

    That isn't low really. Sounds like you have a perfect situation. Unless your CH is very high that sounds like a place many would want to be.
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    Re: low TA

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    That isn't low really. Sounds like you have a perfect situation. Unless your CH is very high that sounds like a place many would want to be.
    Thank you both for the quick reply by both of you. I can't remember what my CH is exactly but it's definitely on the low side also.
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    Re: low TA

    How about a full set of test results then?
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    Re: low TA

    Tested today:

    FC 5.5
    TA 70
    CYA 40
    CH 120
    Ph 7.8
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    Re: low TA

    If anything, you could use a touch of Calcium, and you are a great candidate for the use of Calcium Hypochlorite as a free Chlorine source. At least part of the time, which gives you some options. Many of us envy your water chemistry, so count your blessings to be where you are.
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    Re: low TA

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    If anything, you could use a touch of Calcium, and you are a great candidate for the use of Calcium Hypochlorite as a free Chlorine source. At least part of the time, which gives you some options. Many of us envy your water chemistry, so count your blessings to be where you are.
    I certainly will
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