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Thread: Drats, TA is too high

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Charlotte, NC

    Drats, TA is too high

    My pool is requiring a little more acid than I wish, which happened to me before, the solution then was to lower the TA to 50 and things behaved much better all summer long, but that time I just let the TA fall by itself and this year that's not really happening as quick as I would like & I don't want to keep adding acid every 3-4 days
    I want to lower the TA to 50 and just thought I'd run things by you guys to be sure I'm not missing something & that you don't have your usual excellent advice

    pH 7.6
    FC 7
    CC 0
    TA 60-65 (TA was 70 on 6/2/2014 = 18 days ago)
    Target TA 50: To lower TA you reduce pH to 7.0-7.2 with acid and then aerate to increase pH
    CH was 350 on 6/2/2014 = 18 days ago
    CYA Targeted 50 on 5/11/2014= 40 days ago
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    79 F
    CSI: balanced

    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Drats, TA is too high

    Lowering TA involves aeration/acid method found in Pool School. Simply follow that article.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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