We just opened our pool in Canada following the winter shut down as there have been some nice temps. Things are looking very manageable from a chemical standpoint but I have a question regarding the TA. Since the heat has not yet been turned on and the pool water is 11c (52f) no one is jumping in yet. We added a few trichlor pucks to the skimmer and added 5 ppm worth of dichlor yesterday to slam the pool since it really looks like we have no cya following the winter.
We have no water feature or swimmers so aeration poses a problem at the moment. How can we bring down the TA number to within target.
FC - 5ppm
CC - not registering on .5ppm fas dpd test
CYA - Presumably less than 20 as it did not fade the dot (we are opening with stabilized trichlor and dichlor to slowly bring CYA levels up)
PH - 7 (added muriatic acid to bring down from 7.3 in hopes to lower TA)
TA - 140