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Thread: Can I raise TA while shocking?

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    Can I raise TA while shocking?

    Any issues with raising TA before I am done shocking? I should pass the overnight test either tonight or tomorrow. Water is crystal clear.

    Current numbers:
    FC 20
    CC .5
    TC 20.5
    PH 7.2
    TA 50
    CYA 50
    Temp 50

    I plan on adding borates this year when I am done shocking. Pool was opened a week ago.

    Thanks!
    Scott
    16'X36' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
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    Re: Can I raise TA while shocking?

    I think it's fine to do (I'm not sure anyone has ever asked that question) but I believe I wouldn't raise it much (perhaps not more than 80)
    Dave S.
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    Re: Can I raise TA while shocking?

    The only issue is that the PH test is not usable when the FC level is that high, and raising TA can also raise PH a little. If your starting PH is 7.2, that isn't really going to be an issue as the PH won't go up enough to be an issue.
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    Re: Can I raise TA while shocking?

    Thanks guys, baking soda in! Dave, thanks for the quick ship on my borate test strips.
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    Autopilot DIG-220
    Aquacal Heat Pump
    Polaris 9300

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