Thank you everyone in advance for this great website.
I just got a new vinyl liner installed and wanted to add borates. My question is how important is it to get the TA to 70 to 80. I just got my TFT test kit yesterday and got a result of 120 for TA. It seems the lowering of the TA then raising the pH back up with aeration is a slow & tricky thing to do. If I could add them with the TA at 120 I wouldn't mind saving on the extra work.
Cl = 0, I have been adding bleach 12.5% using the pool calculator's #'s at dusk to get it up to about 3 ppm.
pH = 7.5
TA = 120
CH = 120
CYA = I haven't tested them yet because I just put them in on Sunday in a couple of sock by the returns.
Temp = 84 F