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    High levels of TA

    I just ran my first test of chemicals using TF-100. Results are:
    pH - 7.7
    FC - 6.5
    CC - 0
    CH - 125
    TA - 320
    CYA - 40
    Other than needing to add stabilizer, how do I lower TA? Some other threads seem to indicate using MA.

    Considering it will soon be pool closing time, how concerned should I be about balancing levels now, as opposed to when the pool is opened next year?
    Rexd, 24' X 48" vinyl round pool installed 2007, new liner installed 2012, Doheny 1.5 HP single speed pump installed 2015, Aqua Trol SWG installed 2010, Hayward 200 lb sand filter installed 2010.

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    Re: High levels of TA

    To be honest I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it. Just keep pH down until you close it and see where you are come spring.

    Also, make sure you wipe the tip after every drop. It might be lower than that.

    You should up your CYA next spring as welledit I see you acknowledge that.
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    Re: High levels of TA

    Welcome to TFP Rexd,

    Are you certain of the TA level? Double check it and if you are, I would suggest working it down. See the link below, and ask questions in the forum if you need too, and we will be glad to help. TA 320 is higher than I would want in any pool, but especially one with a SWG.

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    Re: High levels of TA

    I double checked TA the following day and got a reading of 90. Apparently, I did something wrong the first time.
    Rexd, 24' X 48" vinyl round pool installed 2007, new liner installed 2012, Doheny 1.5 HP single speed pump installed 2015, Aqua Trol SWG installed 2010, Hayward 200 lb sand filter installed 2010.

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