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    TA 400 is that okay

    I just received my TF100 test kit and here are my readings:

    PH: 7.8
    FC: 9
    CC: 1
    CL: 5
    TA: 400
    CYA: 25

    The pool calculator did not indicate that I needed to do anything. But it shows my TA should be 100-120, mine is 400 and yet it did not tell me to do anything. Just wanted you expertise thoughts on this.

    I am so glad I found this site. I have had horrible experiences in the past two years with the pool store. I am hoping to have a nice clear pool this year since I have found this site.
    27 ft round AG, vinyl, 17,100 gallons, 2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Re: TA 400 is that okay

    Welcome to TFP.


    400 is much too high. You'll be fighting pH always climbing.
    Read this article in Pool School about lowering your alkalinity http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...l%20alkalinity
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    Re: TA 400 is that okay

    doglover,

    do the TA test again and this time wipe the dropper tip in between every few drops. That test has a static electricity issue that sometime results in smaller drops which may have skewed your results.
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    Re: TA 400 is that okay

    Hey doglover,

    They got you covered on your TA.

    Have you been shocking your pool? Your CC of 1 indicates a need to shock. If you need to know how, just ask.

    How does your water look?

    Also, I'd knock that pH down to around 7.4-ish.

    Your horrible-experiences-with-the-pool-store days are over!

    Congrats on your TF100 test kit and welcome to the forum
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