new pool...


Jul 9, 2010
southern indiana
Fc 3.2
Ph 7.6
Ta 160
Cya 20

I had put some liquid stabilizer when I filled the pool...

I put a couple pounds of stabilizer in a sock and hung in front of return.

I added 77oz of 10% bleach.

What cha think?


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Feb 23, 2008
Denton, TX
How often are you having to add acid to your pool? If your pool needs acid fairly frequently to keep the pH from climbing too high, then you should probably get that TA down. Normal TA is usually between 80 and 120 ppm but a little above or below isn't always a bad thing.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Nov 5, 2008
TA is something that will eventually lower on its own as you add muriatic acid (MA) to control rising pH. You don't have to work at lowering it unless you want to get it under control faster. pH looks good now, let's see how long it takes to get to 7.8 or so. Then add MA to lower to 7.2 and watch it again. If you go lower, like to 7.0, it is good to aerate to hasten the rise in pH.