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    A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    Just wanted to say that I finally think I can take a deep breath and relax...thanks to this site. I honestly would be sooooo completely ignorant had it not been for this site and the handholding...so kudos to you all!

    Yesterday I had 6FC and .8CC

    After spending the evening maintaining a Level 13FC, my numbers at 10am this morning are

    FC 10.5
    CC less than .2
    ph 7.6
    TA 250

    I think this is good, right?

    I want to start tackling my TA and read and reread the article on it. According to calculator I should pour in 1L to go to 7.2PH. I'm a little nervous about going to 7.0 as I'm not that experienced yet with the PH scale. Will I still achieve good results?

    On the bottles of MA it says to pour in and shut off pump for 12 hours....no bathers....

    Am I correct in assuming that that can be ignored as I should be aerating with the pump going and kids splashing?

    If so, how long after pouring MA in before you would allow kiddies to go swimming?
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    Re: A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    I would keep the kids out if you lower to 7.0 ...I know they can sometime provide plenty of aeration, but I still love 'em and would hate for their eyes to gett all stingy b/c I messed up a ma dosage.
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    Re: A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    Yes, don't turn the pump off.... wait at least an hour before swimming, and I agree, make sure the ph isn't too low.

    How do you plan to aerate? Kids splashing probably won't be enough. Also point the eyeball return up so it breaks the surface.

    A fountain would work better....
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    Re: A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    Yes, I was thinking of getting one of those cheap tulip fountain things.

    Maybe I will wait until tomorrow when the kids don't have their friends over.
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
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    Re: A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    What about rain as aeration?

    Kids got rained out of their swim...But I'm thinking would rain create good aeration. Should I run out there...pull off the solar cover and point up the eyeball and pour a Liter of MA in?
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
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    Re: A BIG Thankyou to all and TA lowering question

    rain is mentioned in the pool school article you read. personally I had very little luck with anything besides pvc stuck into the return jet like in this thread:
    my-aerator-t7799.html
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