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    Autopilot digital

    With an auto pilot digital on the Total Control setting.... How important is
    It to maintian the alkalinity at 80?

    I have found Recently as the muriatic acid is being added to control the Ph @ 7.4
    I am having to add sodium bicarbonate on a regular basis.
    I am figuring if I keep the alkalinity around 50-60 that will keep the ph levels
    From increasing quickly and then the muriatic baths will not be running as often.

    Toughts?

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    Re: Autopilot digital

    If you do a little more reading in the swg forum you'll see that lowering the TA to 50 or 60 is recommended for a swg pool.
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    Re: Autopilot digital

    You never want the TA at 80 with a SWG, you want it around 60 without broates, or 50 with borates. Also, the whole system will be more stable if you raise the PH set point to 7.5 or 7.6. AutoPilot recommends 7.5. Regardless, you will still need to add baking soda regularly, just not as often as you do right now.
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    Re: Autopilot digital

    Thanks,

    But a well trusted auto pilot technician highly recommended to set the ph
    At 7.2-7.3. According to him this will help the Orp probe to read clearer.

    But anyway, thank you for the confirmation on my thoughts on the alkalinity.

    PF
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