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    100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    should i be concerned about that total alkilinity reading?
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    Try aerating to lower it down. It will come down on its own.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    TA around 110 when you don't have a SWG or fountain or waterfall or other water feature is not a problem. If you find that the PH is going up on it's own annoyingly quickly, then worry about the TA, but otherwise you can just leave it alone.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    Try to keep 7.2 as your minimum number for PH.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    how do you aerate? is there a thread on the instructions??
    Matt

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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    Quote Originally Posted by maxepr1
    Try aerating to lower it down. It will come down on its own.
    Aerating does not move TA, so is used to raise pH while leaving TA alone.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattyssox
    how do you aerate? is there a thread on the instructions??
    Aerating only raises pH. If you are trying to lower your alkalinity, see Pool School complete instructions for "How to Lower your Alkalinity".

    If you do not have any of the features Jason mentioned, you are fine with your TA where it is.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Try to keep 7.2 as your minimum number for PH.
    ^^ ditto
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    awesome..added 3 boxes of borax (as the pool calculator described) and now up around 8.0 on the PH. from about 6.8-6.9 to 8.0. the pool calculator said it would raise it to 7.2.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRr
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    First, always only add about 2/3 of recommended amounts. Circulate, retest, adjust. Add more if needed.

    Testing can be off. Re-check your input info in Pool Calculator.

    Post the info you used and we'll try to check it for you in Pool Calculator.

    I don't know what your FC is right now, but if it is over 10, wait til it drops below 10 to retest pH.
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    Re: 100-110 TA with about 6.9-7.0 PH

    That could be part of the issue. I'm keeping the FC really high (in the late stages of shocking from first opening up)
    Matt

    Hayward Pump 3/4 HP - brand new
    sta rite sand filter - not sure of size, i will get back to this
    20 by 40 inground pool, vinyl liner, 8ft deep end
    2 skimmers and a main drain.
    1 jet in the deep end, 1 jet in the shallow end.
    Live in New England = about 3 months of pool usage.

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