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Thread: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

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    Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    Location: Northern NJ
    Pool size: 16x32 Vinyl Liner, 20,000 gallons
    Pool temp: 82 Degrees

    FC= 3.6
    CC= .4
    pH= 7.1
    TA= 180-190
    CH= 110
    CYA= 90


    It looks like TA is high and my pH is a little low. Correct me if I'm wrong, from my understanding, I can't raise the pH without raising the TA.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    You can raise pH without affecting TA by aerating. Do you have any water features? A slide, waterfall, etc?

    Also, from now on you can do a 10ml test for FC/CC. The directions are on the inside lid of your kit.

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    Thanks, and no, I don't have any water features.

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    You can point your returns up so that they stir the surface water. Also, cannonballs work too!

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    My return is always facing up. What about the air pumps used to create bubbles in fish tanks?

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    Your CYA is high so you need to drain some water. Depending on the TA of your fill water, draining some water may take care of your TA issue.
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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    We get afternoon breezes here...pH will raise readily, about .2 every three days. It moves faster if the kids have friends over.


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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    Draining water isn't an option right now. I'm going to have to live with the high CYA for the time being. Plus the water is crystal clear and I don't have any algae.

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    People without water features have done hoses to create aeration as well as all sorts of other methods. Here is one of my favorites:

    Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: Just got my Taylor K-2006 test kit! Looks like TA is high with low PH

    More on raising PH and other chems here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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