Opened pool and shocked it and ready to add borates this year first time. I had a TA of 210 and PH of about 7.3 before adjusting
Typed it into the poolcalc and adjusted accordingly to try and drop TA to about 90
Tested this morning PH dropped like I expected however the TA only dropped to 180? any other suggestions for lowering the TA or how to proceeed
PH 6.9 (down from 7.3)
Alk 180 (down from 210)
Water is pretty clear and sparkly with some light debris that I will vaccume today
Filter is new
First things that come to mind are that maybe my TA test is too old it is about 1-2 years old and its a drop test from wallyworld?
the Muratic Acid is bad ( I poured some on the concrete and it fizzled so it appers to be good)
I am not doing somthing right?
My husband is so darn excited he has an excuse to buy a air compressor extention so I can aerate the pool...but he will have to wait. Can I proceede with a TA of 180 or must it be in the 70-80 range for adding borates. I have a inotex easy set pool. BTW
I am going to try and make it to the pool store today and have them comfirm my PH, TA, TC and TH.