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    What exactly is TA

    Hmmm, now I must ask him. But I'm pretty sure he is not doing a bicarb start-up do to the only things he added were Sequestrant, Acid, Clarifier, algecide, and trichlor pucks. But I am going to ask him just to be sure.
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    What exactly is TA

    Good I was worried about the low CH, I am at the mercy of PB for the first two weeks. But he only comes to check the pool every two or three days, so I have taken it upon myself to monitor pH daily and adjust as needed with acid. What he doesn't know won't hurt me right. If I didn't the pH would...
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    What exactly is TA

    Thanks chem geek, But now that brings up another question. My CH right now is only 40, when I plug my test numbers into the pool math calculator my CSI is -.03 which is balanced. Does this mean that the high TA is counteracting the Low CH from eating away at my plaster?
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    What exactly is TA

    Thanks, Now I see in pool math that my TA of 340 takes 39oz of acid to make the same pH change that 9.2oz of acid would do @ a TA of 70. That's over four times the acid requirement. So am I correct in assuming that my high TA is doing no other harm other then increased acid usage for the time...
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    What exactly is TA

    I have extremely high TA fill water @ 340. I'm wondering what exactly is TA? And what chemical reaction takes place for TA to raise pH. I'm having trouble understanding why if you add acid why it lowers pH fast but TA very slowly?
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Thanks for the comments. It was amazing how fast everything went. It was a little over four weeks start to finish. That includes losing 3 or 4 days for bad weather. The plaster is pebble tec sandy beach. We love the water color and it is getting better day by day. Now if I can just get my yard...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Got the stone put on the steps and the waterfall tweaked. Hopefully landscaper can get sod laid out next week so the dog will quit tracking dirt everywhere.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Have been off line for the last two weeks, but we have made some more progress and are almost there.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    It's dark outside now but below is the view from the breakfast area in the house. I think its going to be nice once landscaping is done. - - - Updated - - - Thanks, and yes I have been pretty impressed at the speed the have been going scheduled to start decking Wednesday. Hopefully the...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Well they got the stone work redone and finished today. Looks much better in my opinion. My blood pressure is back to normal.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Thanks, you two are right. PB is there now redoing it. He has been very cooperative on this so far. I am just very non confrontational for some reason, and I just get upset anytime I am forced into one. When really I should just speak my mind and most times people won't react as I think they...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Need opinions please. They came today to start the coping and stone work. I am out of town at work so my wife was left to supervise. Something didn't sound good when the sub contractor asked her if they were supposed to put stone on the walls of the pool. She called me and told me this and I was...