I have recently been turned loose by my builder to maintain a new pool. He told me to keep my chlorine levels and ph in balance, but did not even mention TA. My water has been crystal clear and the ph and chlorine levels have been easily balanced. How important is TA? I did a test with a test strip tonight and my TA looks to be very low, in the 20-30 range. Isn't throwing a bunch of baking soda into the pool to bring my TA up to 100 going to throw ph way off?