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    Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    First off this is a very easy test kit to use

    Here we go...

    From the Basic Taylor kit:
    Chlorine 3
    pH 7.5

    TF100
    FC 4.5 ppm
    CC 0 ppm
    CH 150 ppm
    TA 280 ppm
    CYA 20 ppm
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - First Readings

    According to pool math (if I am doing this correctly) To lower my TA, I need to lower my pH to 7-7.2 and aerate the water. I have some pH Down that came with my "Startup kit" will that work?

    Also I guess I should up the CYA? Right now I am still using the trichlor cartridge since I don't have anything else and my FC @ 4.5 is a little high for a CYA of 20. The pool has been running 24/7 since last Thursday on low speed. Getting a timer this weekend along with the wood for the deck.
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    It will, it's just more expensive. Since you have it, use it!
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    First, don't be too worried about TA. As long as pH rise isn't driving you crazy it's not a huge deal. Try to keep your pH in the lower part of the range, and it should lower over time.

    Be very careful with pH down. It can settle on your liner and damage it.
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    It will, it's just more expensive. Since you have it, use it!
    My thoughts exactly. just wanted to make sure that it would do the same thing.
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    If you're chlorinating with trichlor, that excess TA will go down as you chlorinate. Trichlor is very acidic.
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    Re: Just Got my TF100 - Help decipher

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    First, don't be too worried about TA. As long as pH rise isn't driving you crazy it's not a huge deal. Try to keep your pH in the lower part of the range, and it should lower over time.

    Be very careful with pH down. It can settle on your liner and damage it.
    The pH seems to be pretty stable at least so far. Just wasnt too sure if the TA was going to be harmfull to the pool at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    If you're chlorinating with trichlor, that excess TA will go down as you chlorinate. Trichlor is very acidic.
    OK good to know. As soon as that cartridge is depleted I am switching to bleach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    Try to keep your pH in the lower part of the range, and it should lower over time.
    I have a couple of pH test kits and I think it is actually more like 7.4
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