Best way to lower TA with a SWG pool?

bostonpool

Well-known member
May 29, 2017
80
Worcester, MA
Hi folks:

First year pool owner with 32K gallon, gunite pool with SWG.

All chemistry values are in line with the suggested levels on this site for a plaster pool with SWG....EXCEPT for my TA.

TA should be 60-80 and in reality I'm about 140-150.

I know you can lower TA with muriatic acid. My question is, do I need to aerate to increase PH so I add more Muriatic Acid?

Or will the normal PH rise that I get with my SWG do enough to raise PH?
 

JohnT

Admin
Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
9,629
SW Indiana
Before you try changing the TA, be sure you have a reason. If pH is difficult to maintain at a low enough level, it might be worth lowering your TA. If pH control isn't a problem, don't worry about TA.