Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: TA is low

  1. Back To Top    #1

    TA is low

    My TA is running around 40 but my ph is right on. What is the best way to raise my TA without making my PH go all crazy?
    24' round AG pool, 52" high,; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: TA is low

    Baking Soda
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: TA is low

    Thank you.
    24' round AG pool, 52" high,; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter

  4. Back To Top    #4
    jccams's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Dexter, MI

    Re: TA is low

    Adding sodium bicarbonate will raise your PH. Just did the same exercise to raise my TA. Had to add acid to bring PH back to correct level.
    24,000 gal vinyl Lazy L, 1 hp pump, DE Filter, Pentair 250K heater, Letro Legend pressure side pool sweep

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: TA is low

    Baking soda has the least effect on pH. Use the "effects of adding chemicals" (near the bottom) to calculate how much the pH will be affected.
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

    ~ One should not use a sledge hammer to swat a mosquito. ~

    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts