I am a new pool owner in an area with very hard water. Attached is the chemistry - the only thing I added at this point was bleach and CYA. As you can see the fill water is very hard.
FC - 5ppm
pH - 7.2
TA - 230
CH - 290
CYA - ~40 - just added yesterday and it is still dissolving - target 75 ppm
I plan on aerating the water to increase the pH.
I have not started the SWG. How important is it to get the TA under control prior to using the SWG? How long will it take to lower the TA to reasonable levels via acid/aeration cycles.
Thanks for the help.