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    Test Results - Next Steps?

    I tested my water yesterday and these are my results. A few are out of range, so want to make sure I proceed correctly and would appreciate input. Pool looks great by the way and the whole family had a great swim session yesterday. In the last couple of weeks I've added Muriatic, CYA and conditioner to get those levels closer to the benchmarks. Thx.

    FC 7.5
    CC 0
    Salt 3100
    CH 375
    CYA 65
    TA 120
    pH 7.5

    Also another question I have is whether a spa spillover is enough motion to aerate the pool pH level back up after I add MA to lower the TA?
    22,000 gallon IG plaster pool, raised spa w/spillover, variable speed EcoStar pump, natural gas heater, 60 SF DE filter, SWG (all Hayward), AquaLogic automated controller, Kreepy Krawly, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Test Results - Next Steps?

    Your numbers look great!

    When you lower PH with MA the spill way should be enough to aerate PH back up since your TA is 120.
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    Re: Test Results - Next Steps?

    I'd start swimming
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    Re: Test Results - Next Steps?

    I see nothing too far out of range. CYA could come up a little, but if the SWG has no problem maintaining that FC, there's no reason to rush out and buy any. If you have some left in a bottle somewhere, go ahead and add another 10 ppm.

    Just accept that you will never keep your CH in the recommended range. From experience, I'll tell you that it's not that hard to keep it from scaling even with CH up to 800 or so.

    If you can switch your valves so you get 100% returning through the spa, you'll see the pH rise really fast after lowering it to reduce TA. When my spa is going full tilt, it looks like it's boiling. A couple hours of that can take the pH back up.
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    Re: Test Results - Next Steps?

    Thanks for the replies everyone. Headed to the hardware store to get some MA and will continue to aerate using the spa to get my TA down a bit.
    22,000 gallon IG plaster pool, raised spa w/spillover, variable speed EcoStar pump, natural gas heater, 60 SF DE filter, SWG (all Hayward), AquaLogic automated controller, Kreepy Krawly, TF-100 Test Kit

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