I fooled around and drove my TA to about 240 this summer. I began working on TA a recommended here. I brought the PH down with muriatic acid and aerated to bring the PH back up. Given such a high TA it was going to take several cycles and aeration is just so dang slow.
As I read on the site, someone made the analogy of shaking up a carbonated beverage - but you can't shake a pool. I was topping off the pool one day and spraying the kids with the garden hose when I realized I was aerating the pool.
I decided to try "more power" using the pressure washer. Of course, I did this with nobody in the pool for safety. The presure washer aerates the heck out of the water!!! I blasted the water for several minutes pacing up and down the length of the pool. This technique seemed to very quickly lower TA compared to days of running fountains.
Comments? Was this a good idea? Anyone else ever try this?
12,000 gallon fiberglass pool