From the Pool Calculator, what does this mean? "To lower TA you reduce pH to 7.0-7.2 with acid and then aerate to increase pH." Put acid in the pool and then make the kids splash around for hours? Just kidding!
My pH is currently around 7.8 - 7.9 with TA 120-130. I'm slowly working the pH down with sodium bisulfate (plan to start using muriatic acid in lieu of sodium bisulfate soon), but eventually I think I'd like to get the TA down to what you guys recommend for SWGs at the Pool School. Can you get the TA down independent of the pH? I'm afraid I know the answer, but it sure would be easy if each component was independently adjustable. I'm just an elec engineer, not a chemist, so please forgive me.