grrrrr...Did I mess up?


LifeTime Supporter
May 23, 2009
Fairmont, WV
Hi everyone :wave:

I have maintained a "sparkly" pool since my baq conversion last summer and all my numbers have stayed in check until recently. They weren't horrible , but I noticed my TA had fallen to about 80 and I always kept it at about the 110 range. So I used the pool calculator and bumped it back up, but I must have overshot because now I am reading 130.

Is that too high, will it hurt anything, should I lower it and if so how?

oh, here are my other numbers

FC 6
CC 0
PH 7.5
TA 130
CYA 40

Thanks so much, you all have been great!


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Jun 28, 2009
Might be clear to others from the specs in your signature, but can you specify if it is vinyl or other finish? Specifying that will help someone who knows about TA -- hopefully someone will be along to respond shortly - that is out of my league.


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In The Industry
Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
Hey, pepsiholic,

I'll bet your fine. Leave your TA alone and keep a slightly closer eye on your pH. If your pH starts to continually rise to where it is inconvenient, then it would be time to adjust TA.


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 20, 2009
North Central Texas
Also, it would help to have CH value. TA and CH values can be used to determine a good balance. For example with high CH lowering TA can be a tool to manage high CH if water can't be replaced.


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