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    My TA is zero???

    Have a intex 15 x 42 pool. With the little pool filter system that it comes with.
    Had my water tested cause after battleing algae at the opening of the pool it is still cloudy.
    Leslie's water analysis report
    Free available chlorine. LOW 0
    Total available chlorine. LOW 0
    Calcium hardness. OK. 200
    Cyanuric acid. OK. 60
    Total alkalinity. LOW. 0

    Any suggestions?
    Leslie's suggested ALKALINITY UP 8 - 10 lbs?
    Does anyone know if this sounds right or not?
    Thank you for any help

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    Re: My TA is zero???

    Welcome to tfp, moyo345

    Do you have a measurement on ph? If your TA is really 0 then your ph should be very low (although most tests will only read down to 6.8 ph).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: My TA is zero???

    Sorry ph result was 7.2
    The sales person said the test equipment they use does not show any alkalinity at all

    Thank you for the welcome

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    Re: My TA is zero???

    First welcome to TFP.

    Second don't let the pool store test your water.

    Third get one of our recommend test kits. The TF 100 is a good one.

    Fourth. Read pool school.

    What was your PH ? Get some chlorine in there also.


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    Re: My TA is zero???

    You can raise TA and PH at the same time using Borax. I've never seen a TA of 0.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: My TA is zero???

    The sales person said their test only went down to 6 on TA and my sample was below that
    Have been adding Chlorine daily. System uses the 1" tabs in the filter. Been adding 4 or 5 daily as they dissolve.
    Read pool school and other topics when had an algae issue at start of the season. Was very helpful in clearing up that issue.

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    Re: My TA is zero???

    If you want to use the BBB method you need to test your own water with one of our test kits. It's all about you taking control of your water chemistry.

    Remember the pool store is in business to sell you things you don't need like those pucks. .


    Jeff
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    Re: My TA is zero???

    If you ph is 7.2 ,your TA can not be close to 0 ppm. As pwrstrk said, pool store results can be very inconsistent. In your case they are obviously wrong. See this link for recommended appropriate test kits: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...kit_comparison

    What type and size of pool do you have?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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