I am new to the very detailed pool testing. I have always used the test strips in the past, but this year I got a new pool and after doing some reading on here I got the Taylor K-2006 test kit.
I have been working on getting everything balanced and I am about there with the exception of my TA, and it's higher than recommended.
Here are my current readings as off this evening:
FC = 5.5 ppm
CC = 0.0 ppm
PH = 7.4
TA = 110 ppm
CH = 70 ppm
CYA = 70 ppm
Copper = .2 ppm
I don't have a salt test kit...but I added the correct amount when I filled my pool 3 weeks ago and my low salt warning on my pump has not signaled that I need to add any.
The pool is crystal clear and the FC has been on a climb from about 3 to 5.5 over the past 2 weeks, which may signal that I can cut back on my SWG run time.
Is it worth the trouble to try and lower my TA? I have read the procedure where you add dry acid to lower the TA and PH then aerate to bring the PH back up. I have a 7.4 right now and based on the acid drop test I would need to add roughly 1 pound of dry acid to lower my PH to 7.2 and that should bring the TA down to about 102.
I guess I am asking is it worth the effort and time it will take to bring it down? What are the pro's of doing this in a vinyl AGP?