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    High TA fill water

    I am having a similar issue, and I think the high TA fill water is also the culprit. My fill water is TA 140, which I just measured for the first time today. I can knock my PH down to 7.0 or less with a gallon of 14.5% MA, aerate over the weekend with my aerator water falls, and bring the TA down to 70 and PH to 7.6, but then in a few days or maybe a week I am back above 7.8 and TA 100. It was making me crazy until I checked the fill water today.

    Any suggestion what to do about TA if your fill water is high TA? I think the answer will be "stock up on MA". Ugh. I was hoping to add borates, but now I am thinking that will just make it harder to bring down the PH and TA when they inevitably drift up.
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    Re: High TA fill water

    With high TA fill water, and comparatively high evaporation rates, getting an automatic acid feed system is probably a good idea.
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    Re: High TA fill water

    Is it a bad idea to use borates with my TA fill water level?
    13,000 ga, In Ground plaster, Hayward Sand filter, In floor pop ups, Barracuda G3
    Waterfall on separate pump
    Taylor K-2006 or Aquacheck 5 flavor strips

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