I have converted to the BBB method. I have printed and read your TA articles, including the one by waterberar on lowering the TA. My current TA is 230, PH has been lowered from previous 7.5 tp 7.2/7.0, using 68oz of Muriatic Acid. I don't have the best aeration methods, but currently aerating to bring pH back up to 7.6. There is a storm brewing in the horizon and I dont think I will have enough time to do all this. It sounds like this is a long, drawn out process, is this correct? I don't have a clue as to how much acid I am eventually going to need. Does this need to be completed all at once? Is it safe to assume there will no swimming until I complete this process. based on the low pH now? I am getting more and more confused and unsure of myself.