Is it possible for TA to be high in regular tap water? I'm going to order my kit as soon as we get the O.K. from the city to move forward with the pool.
Out of curiousity, I picked up some test strips. It said my TA was well over 180 from just tap water. It would make sense as to why I could never keep my fish tank PH below 8.4. BUT this has me worried that it is going to be really hard to manage in the pool. Is TA always from dissolved carbonate in the water? or could the metals cause that?
The Hardness was at 250+ too so that combined with a high TA a high PH and metals, I'm worried I'm doomed to always adding acid to keep TA down and PH down. I can't used softened water either because that has a high TA as well (but no hardness...must be doing it's job!)
Thanks for the help...I bought a bunch of baking soda today, but now I think I won't be needing it.