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Thread: I think I messed up!

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    I think I messed up!

    So

    after a few days of rain, i did a full round of testing with my tf100 kit.
    i knew i had to adjust TA and Ph since the last time I tested, but the weather has been so crappy I decided to wait.

    my numbers for today
    FC 5
    CH 50
    TA 40
    CYA 50
    Ph 6.8

    I decided to adjust my TA first and in 48 hrs i'll adjust the Ph
    so i plugged my number in pool math, it told me to add 68oz of baking soda.... BUT i didn't notice the goal was 100!!!!!! So I added way too much if my TA goal is in fact 60-80!

    What do I do now?
    Pool: AG ultra frame Intex 16x48. Intex 3000GPH sand pump, SWG, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: I think I messed up!

    pH is way more important than TA. pH needs to come up immediately.

    Don't worry about TA at all until you can monitor your pH for a week or so.
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    Re: I think I messed up!

    Hello! Based on those numbers, my #1 concern is the low pH. It's very corrosive right now and needs to be raised with Borax. So use the calculator to get the pH back into the mid-7 range right away. Once you get the pH back to the mid-7s, then re-test the pH and TA. If the TA is at least 50 or so, just leave it alone for now.

    On a side note, watch your FC and CYA okay. You have a SWG pool, so your CYA should be at least 70 to protect your FC.
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    Re: I think I messed up!

    Thank you.

    I just added borax. I will retest tomorrow
    Pool: AG ultra frame Intex 16x48. Intex 3000GPH sand pump, SWG, TF-100 test kit

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