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Thread: FINALLY got my water level up past the skimmer...go time!

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    Jul 2013
    Princeton, NJ

    FINALLY got my water level up past the skimmer...go time!

    So, my poor old well has expelled the last of the 13,500 gallons needed to fill the pool. The DE filter is humming along, and charged with 4 lbs. of DE.

    I threw in a bottle of bleach and a bottle of 'instant conditioner'.

    I took some initial readings. This was about an hour after adding the liquid CYA and the Clorox.

    FC 7
    CYA was below 20 (the dot got blurry a bit, but was still obvious...but again, this was within an hour of adding the stuff.
    pH 7.8
    TA 160

    Was wondering where you guys thought I should go from here. I believe the TA is pretty high, but lowering it raises pH...which is already high?

    Thanks! I'm excited to employ the TFP method of pool chemistry.

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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: FINALLY got my water level up past the skimmer...go time!

    Pour yourself a beverage and go swimming.

    160 isn't excessively high for TA. Just watch your pH carefully, always keep it at or below 7.8, and both TA and pH will find a happy place. I wouldn't worry about actively trying to lower it.
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