High TA

PrTexas

Member
Jun 11, 2019
6
Houston tx
I'm using the TF -100 kit and am getting high TA levels. 180 double checked, now today 160 double checked. I took a sample to pool store just for a 2nd opinion and they read it as 100. I've read directions and using the 25ML test but I feel like something is wrong. Appreciate some advice.
FC 5.5
TC 0
TA 160
PH 7.8
CH 300
CYA 60
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,356
Laughlin, NV
Trust your testing.
TA testing can have an issue with static electricity making the droplets smaller. So read Total Alkalinity - Trouble Free Pool for that.

I assume the pool store gave you 'adjusted' alkalinity. They take 1/3 of the CYA they test at and take it off the Total alkalinity. Poolmath manages that for you when using TA for pH adjustment, etc.
 

PrTexas

Member
Jun 11, 2019
6
Houston tx
Trust your testing.
TA testing can have an issue with static electricity making the droplets smaller. So read Total Alkalinity - Trouble Free Pool for that.

I assume the pool store gave you 'adjusted' alkalinity. They take 1/3 of the CYA they test at and take it off the Total alkalinity. Poolmath manages that for you when using TA for pH adjustment, etc.
Great thanks! I'll look over the info and try again.
 

Richard320

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
22,053
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
I would trust yours any day. But if you want to play it safe. maybe only target 7.6 pH when you dose instead of 7.2. Then you won't overshoot out of the safe zone.

If you do overshoot, you know the TA reading was off. If you hit it right, you were right.
 
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