This is titled the Deep End... So here it is if you are up for it.
I've been reading the threads about TA and have some understanding most of it at this point. My question is... Practically speaking, is there an ideal TA for my pool? and if so, how will I know that I have reached it?
I ask because I see that I should be in a range of 60-90+ according to stuff I have read here and elsewhere. Currently, my TA is about 95 or so. That's essentially in the range. I have MA sitting in my shed and I have a great little aerator, so lowering ( or even raising) my TA more is no big deal and will only cost me a couple dollars of MA and some time. Should I get it to 80? or 70? or 60? Will it have any practical value to my pool care? How would I know that I have hit my ideal TA? Or doesn't it really matter at all?