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    joecooler reacted to wireform's post in the thread Alkalinity and pH issues with Like Like.
    MA is available in the big box stores paint department. They are available in 2 strengths. get the 34% one.
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    Where do you get muriatic acid?
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    So I am following your advice and working on getting the pH down ... it does seem to be dropping, it's holding under 8 (from 7.6-7.8)...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    I don't have a circ pump so the spa uses one set of jets to circulate the water. The aerators on that are always off when I get out...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    For some reason I stopped getting notifications of replies so I missed this. Yes, this makes total sense. Thanks for the explanation...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    Argh. So many different recommendations. The how to at the top of the spa forum suggests a TA of 50. The folks at SmarterSpa suggest...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    My tap water has a TA of 30-40. It would make sense to me that as the H2O evaporate is would leave the solids behind and then as I add...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    Just tried again but didn't realize about the not squeezing .... did wipe the tip each time and the drops looked bigger than before...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    Re/the test, I confess I haven't followed the direction of wiping the dropper. I will try the test again doing this. And no, I haven't...
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    That is how it is leaving. Thanks, good to have that mystery solved!
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    joecooler replied to the thread Alkalinity and pH issues.
    I do add water, about once a month ... the tub seems to loose about an inch a month. I hadn't thought of that but that would change the...
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    Back at the beginning of November 2019 I filled my spa and tested the TA at 40 so I didn't mess w/it. I brought the hardness up to 175...