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Thread: High TA and Low pH

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    Aug 2009
    Lafayette Area, Indiana

    High TA and Low pH

    Opened my pool last week and trying to get everything balanced.

    First test results

    I added stablizer, bleach and MA and tested a couple of days later.

    New test results

    So my question pertains to pH and TA. Should I add more MA to lower TA or do I need to raise my pH first and then add MA? Or something else all together?
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    Re: High TA and Low pH

    You need to raise your pH (aeration or borax) and then use the acid to lower both the pH and TA. Read Lowering Total Alkalinity
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    Re: High TA and Low pH

    First, use borax and get your pH into the 7's. Do this now.

    Forget about TA until you are completely done with opening - then follow link for lowering alkalinity that Jason posted above
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