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    Too high TA

    Hi I just test the water for the first time with new water and the results are:
    Hi to all
    I just did the test. Te results
    Fc 3-5
    Ph 7,3
    TA 400 ppm
    THardness 300 ppm

    I think everything is ok except for the alcalinity. What shoul I do to lower the TA?
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    Re: Too high TA

    How are you operating a pool in Fort Collins in January?
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    Re: Too high TA

    12x30 AG Intex =1600 gallons?

    You will have to aerate the water somehow, which will drive up the pH. Then you add acid to lower the pH and repeat.

    How often have you been adding acid?
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    Re: Too high TA

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    How are you operating a pool in Fort Collins in January?
    As noted in this post, he's in Argentina.

    I also responded to the test results regarding TA in this post in that other thread.
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    Re: Too high TA

    Hi
    Thanks to all. I'm sorry the confusion, but I don't have laptop here and I can't change my signature from my mobile.
    The water here in Argentina is hard. If you let a pot with water a couple hours and the drain it, you will find white stains in all the pot.
    How bad is have high TA without a high ph?

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    Re: Too high TA

    Given the high TA, it won't take all that much PH increase to start calcium scaling, and the high TA is going to tend to drive up the PH. Depending on the amount of aeration in your pool you are somewhere between needing to start lowering the TA this week and needing to lower the TA right now.
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    Re: Too high TA

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    How are you operating a pool in Fort Collins in January?
    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek View Post
    As noted in this post, he's in Argentina.

    I also responded to the test results regarding TA in this post in that other thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanmathew View Post
    Hi
    Thanks to all. I'm sorry the confusion, but I don't have laptop here and I can't change my signature from my mobile.
    The water here in Argentina is hard. If you let a pot with water a couple hours and the drain it, you will find white stains in all the pot.
    How bad is have high TA without a high ph?
    Ok, please change when you can. Thanks..

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