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    conceerned about pH and TA

    I'm a little concerned about my pH and TA. We just topped off our pool to begin the season. My numbers are:

    FC .8 I'm adding chlorine
    pH 7.7
    TA 105
    CH 149
    CYA 19 I'm adding 3# of CYA

    I have a vinyl above ground pool. Water was nice and clear when we took tarp off. Water is at 70 degrees.
    Above ground 27' round, 17,000 gal., 52" high; vinyl liner; TropiCal 96,000BTU Heat pump; Integrity A Frame Ladder; Solar Blanket, Aqua Cover by PolyAir Corp, thermotex clear, 5 yr. warranty, cartridge filter., Clear Bay Cartridge CBA2-10043 (two to switch out when cleaning); New pool as of 6/1/15.

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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    Your pH and TA numbers are fine for the moment. Your TA might be a little high but when your pH goes over 7.8 and you add acid to bring it down, your TA will come down with it
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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    Thank you!
    Above ground 27' round, 17,000 gal., 52" high; vinyl liner; TropiCal 96,000BTU Heat pump; Integrity A Frame Ladder; Solar Blanket, Aqua Cover by PolyAir Corp, thermotex clear, 5 yr. warranty, cartridge filter., Clear Bay Cartridge CBA2-10043 (two to switch out when cleaning); New pool as of 6/1/15.

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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    Where are you getting your test results?
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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    I take my water sample to a company near me who will test it for me.
    Above ground 27' round, 17,000 gal., 52" high; vinyl liner; TropiCal 96,000BTU Heat pump; Integrity A Frame Ladder; Solar Blanket, Aqua Cover by PolyAir Corp, thermotex clear, 5 yr. warranty, cartridge filter., Clear Bay Cartridge CBA2-10043 (two to switch out when cleaning); New pool as of 6/1/15.

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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    Uh oh, we have found that pool store testing is notoriously inaccurate and not repeatable.

    If you want to be sure and take control, I highly urge you to invest in one of the recommended test kits.
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    Re: conceerned about pH and TA

    I appreciate the feedback. I will probably get a kit one of these days. I made it through my first summer without one. Maybe just beginner's luck!
    Above ground 27' round, 17,000 gal., 52" high; vinyl liner; TropiCal 96,000BTU Heat pump; Integrity A Frame Ladder; Solar Blanket, Aqua Cover by PolyAir Corp, thermotex clear, 5 yr. warranty, cartridge filter., Clear Bay Cartridge CBA2-10043 (two to switch out when cleaning); New pool as of 6/1/15.

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