Alkalinity Is My Worst Nightmare


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Oct 9, 2020
I've been at my indoor facility for just over a year now, and since I've started we have never been able to maintain ideal TA levels. I've maintained many pools over the years and have never had this issue. We are constantly adding bicarb in order to bring it up, but it seems that after the bicarb brings it up it drops the next day. Our pH and Chlorine levels are always within ideal range, and hardly ever fluctuate. I wonder if it has to do with our incoming water? I've exhausted all options, we are CONSTANTLY adding bicarb. Anything helps!


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
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I suspect this is a public pool following chemistry levels that are not consistent with TFPC. Is it?
Recommended Levels
TA typically only goes down when acid or a product containing acid is added to the pool water. How do you chlorinate the pool water?
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
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