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    Going to take months to get balanced?

    On the last comment, I have fill water at pH 8.5 and TA ~250 !!!. (Coming from a well, and I tested our tap water, but I'll confirm on fill). Just using some rough rules of thumb, I'm guessing that to get to what I need, I'm going to be putting 10s of gallons of muriatic in the pool? And If I drop to 7.0 then aerate, thats going to take on the order of months to get balanced? Can this be right? And is there a faster way? I'll be doing this all summer...and get it done just in time to winterize...
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    Re: adjusting ph and ta

    Quote Originally Posted by dbh369
    On the last comment, I have fill water at pH 8.5 and TA ~250 !!!. (Coming from a well, and I tested our tap water, but I'll confirm on fill). Just using some rough rules of thumb, I'm guessing that to get to what I need, I'm going to be putting 10s of gallons of muriatic in the pool? And If I drop to 7.0 then aerate, thats going to take on the order of months to get balanced? Can this be right? And is there a faster way? I'll be doing this all summer...and get it done just in time to winterize...
    Build an aerator. You can raise pH from 7.2 to 7.8 in a matter of hours. Then knock pH and TA down with acid and repeat.
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    Re: Going to take months to get balanced?

    With numbers like that you are an excellent candidate for an automatic acid feed system.
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    Re: Going to take months to get balanced?

    Ha, found a$40 fountain for an aerator . Acid feeder, do they worth with muriatic? Well guy has been trying to sell me a citric acid one...
    30000gal, IG, Painted concrete, ~1940. Current equip plan, comment welcome!
    Jandy SHPM2.0-2 2HP uprated (60ft/100gpm), Hayward S310T2 Pro Series Top Mount Sand 30in. (possible zeolite?), CompuPool CPSC48 SWG, 2 skim, 1 drain, 1 vacuum (Kreepy Krauly Kruiser).

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