Confused on borax addition

szap

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May 10, 2017
10
Rolla, MO
These are the water test results I had this morning:
FC 4
pH 7.2
TA 100
CH 0
CYA 40
TEMP 66
30 ' X 52" round above ground pool.

My question is, the pool calculator shows the pH is outside the ideal range and to add borax to increase it. But the TA is high and I need to lower pH to drop it. Is the pH low enough that I need to increase it? If so, how do I do this without increasing TA?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Leave your pH alone. It will rise naturally with your high TA. If you want to help it up then aereate your water.


Once your pH gets towards 8 you can lower it to 7.2-7.4. Do that enough and your TA will come down. No rush to get that done.
 
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