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    Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Ph or TA?

    Ph-below 6.8
    TA - over 200

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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    You can not really do one without the other. You need to raise that pH back up into the 7s with borax or soda ash. Only way to lower the TA (if you want to worry about it which is not necessary if you just keep the pH in range) is by following this: Lower Total Alkalinity
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Just aerating the pool should drive the pH up. Full blast on that waterfall. Although I suppose I'd raise pH to at least 7 before I started running water through the heater.
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    The only heat I have is the 80' temp today!! Lol

    I guess I will crank up the water fall..

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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Traylork View Post
    The only heat I have is the 80' temp today!! Lol

    I guess I will crank up the water fall..

    Thanks!!
    Whether or not the heater is on, if acidic water is flowing through the copper heat exchanger, you might end up with green haired kids and an expensive leak repair.
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    How did your TA get over 200?

    Note: The poster does not list a heater in their signature.

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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    No heater....

    I guess from all of the acid I used to acid wash it????
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    But acid lowers the TA ....
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    I will retest my TA tomorrow. It was my first time to use my TF-100 test kit...

    Can anyone think why my TA would be that high ?
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Did you wipe the tip with a damp cloth for each drop? Did your drops look full or smaller than others?
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    What was the TA before adding the acid? A 200 ppm TA does not make sense if you added a lot of acid. How much acid did you use and what strength was it?

    What color did the water change to when you added the TA reagent?

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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Got home from work and the pool has turned green!!!

    About to go re-test my TA

    TA regent? Red?
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    If the TA test immediately turns red, that means your TA is near zero.
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Ch-375
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    Cc-0
    Ph-7.2
    TA-140
    Cya-0
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    Get some CYA in there and go swimming
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    When I first tested it the Ph was above 8.2... Would that have turned the pool green? I shocked the pool last night and it cleated it up.

    Or could be cause I had no Cya in the pool?
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    pH nor CYA has no affect on the color of your water.

    It is difficult to follow your actions above......why did you shock the pool last night? Isn't your water clear?

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    neither pH nor CYA has any affect on the color of your water.

    It is difficult to follow your actions above......why did you shock the pool last night? Isn't your water clear?

    Looks like you did another acid wash last summer.....what's up with that?
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    I keep on getting scale and some red clay stains in the pool... Pain in the rear end!!

    I don't know how to stop them..

    I shocked the pool because it was green when I got home from work??
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    We don't "shock" around here. We follow the SLAM process ... see Pool School.
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    Re: Just did a no drain acid wash.. What should I attack first?

    I slammed it last night.... Better?
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