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    Lo N Slo or

    TA is high but the Pool Calculator states to lower the PH even though it is whithin range but I am no sure what to add to lower. It Add 17 oz by weight or 15oz by volume of washing soda or soda ash or add or add 33oz by weight or 32oz by volume of borax.

    I have some Lo n Slo and Dry Acid which I guess is the same thing.

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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    There is no reason to actively lower your TA unless your pH is rising faster than you like.

    If you really want to lower it (although I see no reason to): Lowering Total Alkalinity
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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    Unless you having problems, I wouldn't do anything now. Ph should drift up since you have high TA, then when it get's to 7.8 dose to bring it down to 7.2 at the same time is will lower you TA a little. You will repeat this many times and at some point your ph will become more stable.
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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    The water could be a little clearer but it is good enough if it is recommended that I don't add anything.

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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    TA should not affect the water clarity.

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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    What are your FC and CC levels?
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    Re: Lo N Slo or

    FC 5
    CC .6
    18600 Gallon In Ground
    Vinyl liner
    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
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