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    After one week of opening-HOW AM I DOING???

    After pulling off the winter cover on AGP Vinyl 16' we found small leaks that sediment had entered water. Not big deal but vac to waste took care of most of it.
    My pool store says TA range can be 125-160. When I first tested it it read 170.
    I added another 4lbs Borax and adjusted pH down to 7.8. Trying to reduce TA some I added more acid and did some aeration and here are my readings. Is my pool store TA range too high?
    Whats next. Water looks real good now.
    FC 3.0
    pH 7.4
    TA 140
    Temp 78
    CYA ?? Just added 1lb hth brand
    Borate Level 30 (using test strips)
    5300 gal. AGP Doughboy 2006 Model COPPER CANYON
    Vinyl 16'
    17" sand 1.5hp
    Tiger River Sumatra 300 gal. Spa
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    Re: After one week of opening-HOW AM I DOING???

    I would never intentionally raise TA much above 120, but in an above ground pool higher TA levels shouldn't cause any significant problems.
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    Re: After one week of opening-HOW AM I DOING???

    Whats next.
    Get your CYA tested. The chlorine will quickly be depleted from your pool if your CYA is too low. The chlorine will be ineffective if your CYA is too high.
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    Re: After one week of opening-HOW AM I DOING???

    Since I wanted to maintain a good borate level after 30% winter drain down, I added additional Borax. This increased my TA how much? I don't see anyway to avoid increase in TA when and if Borax is added. Thanks
    5300 gal. AGP Doughboy 2006 Model COPPER CANYON
    Vinyl 16'
    17" sand 1.5hp
    Tiger River Sumatra 300 gal. Spa
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    Re: After one week of opening-HOW AM I DOING???

    Adding borates does raise your TA level, but only by a little, perhaps 5 ppm in your situation.
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