high alkalinity

  1. J

    Accidentally Too Much Baking Soda

    So I learned my lesson on using the app and paying attention to what I type into the app and what it suggests. In the TA, I accidentally set the Current TA to 8 and the Target TA is 80. So it recommended that I put in 5 lbs of Baking Soda. I put in 4 lbs of Baking Soda and now the pool is...
  2. K

    New pool owner Alkalinity high bit cloudy

    Hey guys I'm new to this whole pool ownership. I have 16x48 ultra frame Intex 5,061 gal sand filter.. My Alkalinity is a high & water is a bit cloudy.... Ph level is perfect now used PH down. No chlorine yet as this is a new setup. I did add 1gt of metal out powder today but Alkalinity is still...
  3. O

    High(240+) Alkalinity and low ph(6.8)

    Hello all. About a week and a half ago I opened my 24' round by 54" deep above ground pool and started trying to balance it. Last week the local pool store tested my water and had me add 25 pounds of Maintain Pro alkalinity increase. Now my TA is at the top of the test limit, 240. My pH is...
  4. M

    Total Alkalinity and pH

    I read recently, on another forum citing this one, that it is generally OK to let TA levels fall below those recommended if that's what is needed to keep pH down. I haven't been able to find those threads so it would be great if someone could point me to them. It has been tough to keep the TA...