Hi, This is my third pool and I have always taken care of my pools myself. I just moved to the country and of course we are on well water. The well has a TA of 400. It is also very hard but I can temper that with an extremely large (apartment style) water softener. Is it permissable to allow the water to go to high levels of TA (like 200-300) and soften it to around 50 - 100 to keep the balance correct as per the poolcalculater? I know I can drive the TA down by aerating and adding acid, but this is a lot of work and I am looking for an alternative. Thanks for any suggestions.