adjusting TA

Sherriejans

Bronze Supporter
Jan 28, 2021
6
North Central Florida
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
I have to add 7oz of Muriatic acid daily to my pool.
SWG and water feature are present.
When I raise the TA with baking soda it causes the PH to go up.
I was told by the pool store to raise the TA in small increments over a period of a few days.
How can I do that if I must put acid in pool everyday to keep PH in the 7.4 range ?
Doesn't adding acid affect the TA ? I'm confused as to how to balance TA and PH .
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
43,671
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You are not filling out your Poolmath logs so we cannot see your testing.

Acid consumes TA. If you have to add acid, you should rarely (never) need to add alkalinity (baking soda).
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
43,671
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
pH should be kept in the 7's. For most SWCG pools, a pH of 7.8 is to be expected.
 
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