Newbie With Questions On Initial Startup


Active member
Jun 24, 2020
Irvington, alabama
oops, sorry I entered TA on the PH tab. I've loaded the 30 onto the TA tab, and with a target of 60 I need 6 lbs 3 oz of baking soda. which one do I add first? borax or baking soda?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
A CYA of 42 is rounded up to 50. Follow the FC/CYA Chart for 50 ppm CYA. Raise your FC now to target range.

Go swimming. It will make your pH rise a little.

Test pH every day with FC for a week or so until you see if it changes.