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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyOTR View Post
    I just tested TA and got 100. Could it have lowered that much from 130 with about 1/3 of a gallon of acid and my polaris is likely doing some aerating....
    30ppm drop seems a little high, but 10ppm would not be unexpected.

    Remember aerating only raised the pH, it does not do anything to the TA.
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    30ppm drop seems a little high, but 10ppm would not be unexpected.

    Remember aerating only raised the pH, it does not do anything to the TA.

    Hmm, well, my pH went down so I guess I messed up that test. The TA test is the hardest for me. I'll try it again tomorrow.
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    You’ve added acid a couple of times, right?
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyfair View Post
    You’ve added acid a couple of times, right?
    Yes, I did twice today.

    It looks like in order to lower TA I have to get my pH lower to 7.0-7.2 THEN aerate, then do it all over again. so, more acid tomorrow I guess. Fun stuff, adding acid. but Lowering my TA should mean less acid adding, correct?
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Why are you focusing on TA? That is the least important parameter to even consider
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Why are you focusing on TA? That is the least important parameter to even consider
    I wouldn't say I'm focusing on it. I got my pH to a good level, and my TA is high. I recall someone here telling me last year that my TA was too high and it was lower than 130. It just seems like I should lower it? I was under the impression that a high TA makes your pH rise? I'd like to add less acid this year than I had to last year, so I thought lowering my TA would do that.
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Lowering ta is generally something you do when you're bored and have nothing else to do with your pool

    You are welcome to actively lower the TA if you desire. As long as everything else is balanced and operating as it should.
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Lowering ta is generally something you do when you're bored and have nothing else to do with your pool

    You are welcome to actively lower the TA if you desire. As long as everything else is balanced and operating as it should.
    Ah, gotcha. I think my pool is balanced now, but we will see!
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyfair View Post
    Fantastic! Well done!

    Now, you might do the OCLT just to make sure water is clean and raring to go.
    Great news, my OCLT was perfect! I lost no chlorine last night!
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    And my stains are GONE!!

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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    I'm so thrilled, a less than stellar opening and 2 days later everything is great. Almost, my pump motor needs to be replaced but that's easy, it's just money, right? Anyway, Here are my current test results, minus salt because last tested it was 1800 and I haven't added any. but that is my question. My water is warm enough now so when do I add salt? Any time?

    FC 8.5
    CC 0.5
    pH 7.5
    TA 120
    CYA - 20-30 (I think I need a week before I get an accurate result, I added CYA yesterday)
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    You can add the salt any time you like, just be sure the SWG is off for 24 hours after you add it.

    CYA should show up on the test within a day of it being dissolved out of the sock.
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Congratulations!!!!

    If the CYA is all dissolved, no need to wait a week. Maybe a day, just to be sure.

    Add the salt! Jump in with it and kick it around to dissolve it. Or throw the kids in and let them do it!
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You can add the salt any time you like, just be sure the SWG is off for 24 hours after you add it.

    CYA should show up on the test within a day of it being dissolved out of the sock.
    Thank you! but my SWG doesnít have an on/off. Hmm.

    And about CYA. I added about a lb with no change yet.


    -Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyOTR View Post
    Thank you! but my SWG doesnít have an on/off. Hmm.

    And about CYA. I added about a lb with no change yet.
    And itís clear that Iím low because I was at 12.5 this morning and 8.5 now.


    -Emily

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    Let’s test it again tomorrow. I’d hate to have you add more now and find later that you added too much!
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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyfair View Post
    Let’s test it again tomorrow. I’d hate to have you add more now and find later that you added too much!
    I know. I had too much last year and I donít want to drain this beautiful water.


    -Emily

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    -Emily

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    Re: My pool is open! ETA: HELP! what is on my walls?? Test results added

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyOTR View Post
    Thank you! but my SWG doesn’t have an on/off. Hmm.

    And about CYA. I added about a lb with no change yet.
    0% output then
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    That put a smile on my face! Have fun!
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