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    TA of 320

    Hello all. Here are my measurements..

    0 FC
    7.2ph
    320TA
    0 CYA

    How would you suggest I lower the TA ? Can I start the shock or should I wait until TA / CYA stabilize?
    Pete
    Vinyl IG, 32,000 gallons, CircuPool 60,000g SWG, Hayward heater, Pentair TA-60/60D Sand Filter , Hayward Super Pump, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: TA of 320

    Question: is that test kit new? If so, you may be experiencing static electricity on the R-009 TA test reagent. See the notes in
    Pool School - Total Alkalinity Not that it really matters. TA is the last thing you deal with unless it's dangerously low and yours isn't. Your pH is good although the CYA is too low for a SLAM. Don't wait for the CYA to dissolve, get in there and start killing algae. Target 30 CYA and set in in a sock in the skimmer and assume it's all there even if you can see that it hasn't fully dissolved. 12 FC is shock level for 30 CYA. If the pool is green, it won't stay up there long anyway.
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