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    question about TA

    My TA level is 80. Pool School says this level is good, but the test kit indicates it should be like 100. Does anyone know if this s ok? Im closing tomorrow and trying to balance. all other levels are ok.

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    34K gallon, Hayward S240 sand filter, in ground, gunite... not sure of pump size and flow rate

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    Re: question about TA

    Depends on how you manage your chlorine needs. If you are using trichlor pucks regularly, they drive down TA, so you must keep TA up in the 80-100 range. If you are using bleach regularly, no effect on TA, then you may want to run TA lower in order to manage any upward drift in pH if you are experiencing that. It is pH that you are trying to control and if TA falls too low then pH crashes and damages equipment, if TA gets too high then pH gets too high and swimmers are not happy.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: question about TA

    80 is close enough....close it up.
    Dave S.
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    Re: question about TA

    Thanks! I use a combination of pucks and bleach. I watch my CYA level and act accordingly. Thanks both!
    34K gallon, Hayward S240 sand filter, in ground, gunite... not sure of pump size and flow rate

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