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    Corning, NY

    High alkalinity issue

    Hi I am new to the forum and owning a pool. I have been having a high alkalinity problem, but my PH is a steady 7.5, CYA is 0, hardness 340, and FC was 0 . I have added a gallon of MA to get the TA from 220 down to 170. Waited a week and now added another gallon. What should be my target TA.

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    Re: High alkalinity issue

    Welcome to TFP!

    If your PH is steady then there is no reason to lower your TA. Just enjoy that stable PH!
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    Northern IL

    Re: High alkalinity issue

    How are you testing and how does your water look?
    27K IG rectangular; vinyl liner; sand filter; 1hp pump; auto-cover; heater; K-2006.

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    Re: High alkalinity issue

    Pooldv has given you good advice.

    I know you didn't ask but 0 FC and 0 CYA is flirting with disaster in your pool. Far more important than the TA is to get some chlorine in your pool and CYA to protect the chlorine.
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