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    Apr 2014
    Albuquerque nm

    Newbie high ta

    Hi I'm pretty new at this and I just got my 2005 taylor kit in. Everything looks good but my ta. Here are my readings

    Cl 5
    Salt 3500
    Ph 7.4
    Ta 140
    Ch 240
    Cya 60

    Question is should I lower my ta even though my ph is spot on? How would u go about fixing the ta other than acid? I just added stabilizer (cya) a week ago because I added salt and had to add water for pool startup. I also added cal-hypo 2-3 weeks ago to shock. Since then my chlorine levels have been stable for a week at 5 with my pump running from 10am - 4pm and the chlorine generator set to 80 percent. Help needed here's my specs

    18k gallon plaster pool salt water generator sand filter electric cover solar heat whisper flo pump

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    Re: Newbie high ta

    Pools with a SWG naturally rise in Ph from the cell turbulence. So to keep that in check, you'll be adding acid which in turn will lower your TA.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Newbie high ta

    For a SWG at the start of the swim season, you should raise your CYA level to around 80. The SWG will last longer and PH will be more stable.

    If the PH rises annoyingly quickly, then it is worth lowering TA. If PH increases happens slowly enough that you don't mind just adjusting the PH occasionally, then don't worry about it. Instructions on how to lower TA are in the How To section of Pool School.
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