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    Today's Test Results

    Once I hit all the adjustments for chemistry levels, I will be a "pro", but this is still my third day, so bear with me.


    I realize my TA is creeping up and my pH is higher today. I added my initial CYA liquid stabilizer yesterday and bleach.

    What would be my next step?

    I see on BBB muriatic acid will lower pH and TA levels. Is this a liquid? Found in hardware store?
    Based on the pool calculator is says I should add 17oz of MA. Would it be best to add 1/2 of this first and retest?
    18x36 IG Vinyl Grecian Lazy L (20k gallons) ~ Whisperflo DS 2.0HP pump ~ QuadDE100 filter ~ Autopilot SWG DIG-60 ~ (7) 4x16 solar panels

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
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    Yes, Muratic acid can be found in hardware stores.

    Sounds like a safe route to me....
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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina
    You're doing a great job.

    I agree w/FPM re: muriatic acid. Since you have a SWG, I'd buy a couple gallons at the time

    Just in case you haven't found it, here's a sticky for your SWG water balancing:

    “Water Balance Tips for a SWG” by Waterbear:

    Here's a sticky on "Lowering your TA" by Waterbear:
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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