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Thread: Ph good, TA low, should I add Borates now?

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    Ph good, TA low, should I add Borates now?

    Just installed new liner and all new water. My readings:

    Cc 0
    FC 3
    Ph. 7.5
    TA 30
    Cya - added yesterday to bring to 30

    Which do I do first? Add borates or baking soda? Do I lower PH first or test after ans see if I need to lower? Thanks for the help - this place is great!

    10,000 gallon in ground vinyl
    10,000 gallon inground vinyl FOXX pool - built in 1999. Hayward sand filter. 3/4 HP 2-speed pump with timer. Hayward Aquarite SWG t-3 cell. Love the BBB method - pool has never looked better!

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    Re: Ph good, TA low, should I add Borates now?

    Bring your TA up to around 80-90 or so using Baking Soda.

    I would also suggest increasing CYA to about 50ppm.

    Leave your pH alone

    Skip adding any borates for now
    Dave S.
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    Re: Ph good, TA low, should I add Borates now?

    Thanks! It's hotter than a firecracker here in Ohio!

    Throwing in the baking soda now!
    10,000 gallon inground vinyl FOXX pool - built in 1999. Hayward sand filter. 3/4 HP 2-speed pump with timer. Hayward Aquarite SWG t-3 cell. Love the BBB method - pool has never looked better!

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