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    Any Fine Tuning?

    Hey everyone, after owning a pool for 4 years, I'm going into my first swim season actually knowing what is in my water. Over the past month I've been working at lowering my TA thru dropping pH and aerating w/ my water feature. I replaced an inoperable Intellichlor w/ a new one this past week so I'm fine tuning the output on that right now so my FC is currently a little on the high side as I make daily adjustments to get the right level).

    Here are my numbers this morning. The only fine turning I was thinking about doing was getting the TA down to 60 to help slow my pH rise that is always constant. Any other thoughts? Thanks

    FC 7
    pH: 7.6
    TA: 70
    CYA: 70
    CH: ~450 (AZ hard water, nothing I can really do about it but I watch my CSI which is @ -0.24)
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    Re: Any Fine Tuning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Modawg2k View Post
    Hey everyone, after owning a pool for 4 years, I'm going into my first swim season actually knowing what is in my water. Over the past month I've been working at lowering my TA thru dropping pH and aerating w/ my water feature. I replaced an inoperable Intellichlor w/ a new one this past week so I'm fine tuning the output on that right now so my FC is currently a little on the high side as I make daily adjustments to get the right level).

    Here are my numbers this morning. The only fine turning I was thinking about doing was getting the TA down to 60 to help slow my pH rise that is always constant. Any other thoughts? Thanks

    FC 7
    pH: 7.6
    TA: 70
    CYA: 70
    CH: ~450 (AZ hard water, nothing I can really do about it but I watch my CSI which is @ -0.24)
    I wouldn't bother with the TA adjustment. When pH gets to 7.8, knock it back down to 7.2. That will also lower the TA. No point creating extra work for youirself.
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    Re: Any Fine Tuning?

    I agree, focus on pH, not TA.
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