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    TA 160. Problem?

    I know a TA of 160 is too high. But, pool school says not to lower it for the sake of lowering it. How do I know if I have a problem?
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    Re: TA 160. Problem?

    Only if you have a problem with wild PH swings. Or going up or down too quickly.
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    Re: TA 160. Problem?

    If your PH goes up annoyingly quickly, or makes sudden jumps up, then you should lower TA. You might also need to lower TA if your CH level is too high.
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    Re: TA 160. Problem?

    PH is at 7.2. I pointed a jet up to aerate. As I understand, that should raise PH and lower TA, is that correct?
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    Re: TA 160. Problem?

    It will only raise PH. Acid lowers both TA and PH, its the aeration that raises the PH back up - so you can repeat the acid addition process that eventually lowers the TA into range.
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