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    Hello from Minnesota

    Just joined. Been struggling with my pool a bit. This time with TA being way to high. Also getting the run around by
    the local pool store and costs. Never understood how to lower TA and raise PH by aeration. I'd also like to figure out
    how to appropriately use Borax. This site looks like just the thing I need to get help.
    Thanks!



    18 x 38 vinyl in ground build in 1998, Sta-Rite cartridge filter and heater.
    18 x 38 - 28,000 gallon vinyl in ground built in 1998, Sta-Rite cartridge filter and heater.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    Hi eaganinground,

    Yep, TFP can help you with those issues.

    There is an article in Pool School on How to Lower Your TA.
    Anything you don't understand, just ask. Lots of folks around here to help.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    Thank you. It was that post that convinced me to join. Well that and I wanted to be able to see pictures
    and other features. I'm aerating my pool with a make shift sprayer tonight fed from the cleaning booster
    pump and I got the slide water going. I hope this raises the PH as I don't want it any lower than it.
    is. My TA is up around 280. I get nervous about equipment damage from PH balance issues.

    Thanks again.
    18 x 38 - 28,000 gallon vinyl in ground built in 1998, Sta-Rite cartridge filter and heater.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    You're welcome.

    If you pH is not rising as fast as you like, you can look at some of the aerators members have made and used!

    Use the Google search (botton left of page) and search for homemade aerators.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    Well my make shift aerator seems to be working. PH rose to 7.4 so I could add acid
    to drop TA . TA is dropping and is now near 220. CYA is at 50 and FC is at 4.
    Pool has turned from green to blue an dis on the way to clear I think.

    I bought some Borax and liquid chlorine. Now I need more Acid .

    But I also need a new test set and a better vacuum head.
    I'll order the ones recommended on the site.
    I'll be making a real aerator so it can run off the primary
    pump.

    So right away there's value from this site.

    Thank you
    18 x 38 - 28,000 gallon vinyl in ground built in 1998, Sta-Rite cartridge filter and heater.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    Yesterday we had a pool party and the pool looked great. I have gotten
    control of it and this site has really helped out. I also made a set of 2 simple
    aerators that run off the discharge jets. 35 bucks worth plastic pipe and about 30
    minutes and they worked great.
    My new test kit arrived yesterday and I wish I ordered the Borate test strips.
    Oh and getting the pool to straighten up didn't cost near as much as would
    have if I kept going back to the pool store.

    FC 3ppm
    PH 7.4
    TA 90
    CH 300
    Borate = unknown

    The pool looks clear and great -
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    18 x 38 - 28,000 gallon vinyl in ground built in 1998, Sta-Rite cartridge filter and heater.

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    Re: Hello from Minnesota

    Congrats on getting control of your pool

    Can we see a pic of your aerators in action....and a pic of your pool?
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