I am currently enrolled in pool school. Hopefully in a month or so I can be well on my way to running BBB trouble free. I came across something I didn't understand while reading about the TA levels in PS.
Taken from Water Balance for SWGs:
But also, taken from Lower Total Alkalinity:Adjust your Total Alkalinity to 60-80 ppm. (This is IMPORTANT!)
If it is IMPORTANT to have your TA between 60-80 for a SWG then why is it not important to just lower to reach a target? Armed with my cruddy kit (until I pickup my TF100 parcel tomorrow) my TA is ~190 and pH is 7.2. Other readings to follow, but I just like to try and understand the concepts in Pool School.You shouldn't lower TA just to reach a target number. Make sure you actually have one of the above issues before lowering your TA.
Thanks for clarification!