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Thread: Alkalinity drops too low on new water fill

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    Alkalinity drops too low on new water fill

    When I'm adjusting the ph to balance the water in the tub the alkalinity drops to below 50 before I can get the ph to stop drifting. I know that alkalinity is a ph booster how do I keep the alkalinity up around 50 while I still have to use ph down to get the ph to stop drifting.

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    Re: Alkalinity drops too low on new water fill

    Please post a full set of test results: PH, TA, CH, CYA

    How high does the PH get? With low TA, it should not get that high.
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    Re: Alkalinity drops too low on new water fill

    +1 to a full set of test results so we can see the whole picture.

    Have you added borates? You can raise TA with baking soda. More about pool chems here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Review the pH, TA and borates discussion here, How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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