Opened my pool up, had my standard white cloud. Initial test results:
pH - < 7.0 (taylor kit stops there)
TA - 120
So, I have begun the bleach assault, and the water is clearing. My question is regarding the TA and pH. The base demand test recommends around 8 lbs of soda ash to bring my pH up to desired levels (7.4 ish). It is going to make my TA higher than it is now, is that going to be a problem? On the pool calculator it says not to mess with lowering TA unless you have an issue. How did my pool become so acidic over winter? The base demand result was AFTER I already added 8lbs of Borax earlier in the day. When I closed it was at 7.3. If the high TA is an issue, do I have to rig up some sort of aerating system to lower the TA and bring pH back up? Is that the only way? Also, how in the world does CYA disappear over the winter, I closed with a value of 60! Thanks, as always, this is a FANTASTIC site!