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Thread: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

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    TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    Hi! This is our second year using the TFP method. We have a round Coleman vinyl pool that I believe is 16 feet wide. I know that it holds 5,140 gallons of water. I got my new test kit and my levels were as follows:
    FC- 1.5 ( SWG and ran for a longer cycle tonight as we had a breaker blow mid day today)
    CC- .5
    TA- 230! I've never had that high of a reading?!
    PH- 7.8
    TC- 1
    CYA- 60 (added cya approx. 3 or 4 days ago)

    What do I do about my TA?! Pool cal says to lower ph with MA and aerate the pool, but I don't know exactly what the means??
    TIA!


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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    TA is very low priority, in fact you could nearly ignore it. Just keep the pH in range and the TA will slowly drop and stabilize.

    You should be more worried about your FC being too low.
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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    Okay thank you! I'll add some bleach tomorrow if the longer run cycle doesn't take care of it! I can now go to bed and stop working about the dang pool hahhaa! Thanks again!


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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    Did you wipe the bottle tip on a damp cloth between drops? If not that can cause a false high reading on TA. Check the extended directions here for more details, Pool School - Extended Test Kit Directions
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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    I did yes. I will retest this weekend just to see, but I'm much less worried about it now!


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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    Why does that make a difference? I have had a TA reading of 120-130 recently and I am in the process of lowering it to 90 or so.

    I am referring to the wiping of the bottle for clarification.
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    Re: TA at 230! How do I lower it???

    There is a static build up in the very fresh reagent in the TF-100. It goes away after a few tests. Just be sure you have good normal drops.
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