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    pepsiholic's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Fairmont, WV

    grrrrr...Did I mess up?

    Hi everyone

    I have maintained a "sparkly" pool since my baq conversion last summer and all my numbers have stayed in check until recently. They weren't horrible , but I noticed my TA had fallen to about 80 and I always kept it at about the 110 range. So I used the pool calculator and bumped it back up, but I must have overshot because now I am reading 130.

    Is that too high, will it hurt anything, should I lower it and if so how?

    oh, here are my other numbers

    FC 6
    CC 0
    PH 7.5
    TA 130
    CYA 40

    Thanks so much, you all have been great!
    24 x 52 Round AG Outback Empire Pool 13,500 gal.
    1 HP Hayward Power-Flo pump w/Hayward 18" 150lb. sand filter
    TF-100 test kit & SpeedStir
    Wanda the Whale Vacuum

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    Re: grrrrr...Did I mess up?

    Might be clear to others from the specs in your signature, but can you specify if it is vinyl or other finish? Specifying that will help someone who knows about TA -- hopefully someone will be along to respond shortly - that is out of my league.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: grrrrr...Did I mess up?

    Hey, pepsiholic,

    I'll bet your fine. Leave your TA alone and keep a slightly closer eye on your pH. If your pH starts to continually rise to where it is inconvenient, then it would be time to adjust TA.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    North Central Texas

    Re: grrrrr...Did I mess up?

    Also, it would help to have CH value. TA and CH values can be used to determine a good balance. For example with high CH lowering TA can be a tool to manage high CH if water can't be replaced.

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