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Just getting started with BBB. Got my TF-100. Specifically purchased from NC despite living in CA because I wanted to contribute.
Started with a green swamp. Drained 75% of water to reduce my 100+ppm CYA. Refilled, brushed, changed cellulose fiber on my Pentair DE three times. Finally procured the necessary Borax to run borate.
My question: TA is low at 40ppm. Added enough borate to get me to 50ppm per Pool Calculator - love this too! My Ph is 7.2 my TA is 40. I didn't add anything to adjust either since I'm just adding the Borax and understand it increases Ph. But how does it affect the TA? Should I go ahead and raise the TA partially at this time? Should I add Muriatic Acid to counter the Borax at this time? Partially?
I also added Calcium to get to 250ppm per Pool Calculator.
Here are my starting values before adding the above.
FC - 8ppm - added enough bleach to get to 16ppm
CC - <1ppm
pH - 7.2
TA - 40ppm - did nothing yet since I added Borax
CH - 40ppm - added enough Ca to get to 250ppm
CYA - 27ppm - I've got some legacy tablets floating around to get me to ~30ppm
Borates - 0ppm - I added enough Borax to get me to 50ppm