First post, be nice!
My tub should be filled shortly, as the final electrical work is being done now. Here are my test results from my well water:
Straight from the well: TA 400, pH 7.2, CH 280
Softened water from tap: TA 390, pH 7.4, CH 0
I used the Taylor K2106 kit for my testing, and I would assume these values are good, as I did them twice. I was thinking that with a high TA, shouldn't the pH be high also?? I thought they went hand in hand.
I plan on filling the tub with 1/2 to 3/4 well water, and the rest soft water. I am shooting for a CH of 150-200. After the fill, I plan to aerate first before I add any acid to bring the pH up, or should I add a small amount of acid first, and then aerate. I plan on using muriatic acid to lower the TA. I did read in my jacuzzi manual to never add acid to the tub?? Well, how do you balance your water then? hmmmmm. I will aerate for 20-30 minutes, and then recheck levels. From what I am reading, it could be a long process to get my TA down to 100 or so? Or is it easier with a hot tub and all the aeration jets?
Yes, I realize this forum is geared for pools, but the other forums I joined seem to have very little traffic. Thanks for any insight you can give me as a first time spa owner.