Quickest Way to Lower TA?

Wishbone851

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Jun 30, 2018
23
Willco IL
Here are my most recent levels...can anyone suggest the best wat to lower my TA? Can I leave the return nozzle aimed up while adding muriatic acid? Should I disconnect the heater piping until I get the level down?106633
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
For your pool, simplest solution is to just ignore the TA and keep the pH in balance.
There is no need to actively lower or worry about your TA.

You should test your CH at least once, IMO just to be sure it is not somehow very high.
 

Wishbone851

Member
Jun 30, 2018
23
Willco IL
My CH is very high...over 400...unfortunately I'm on a city well with terribly hard water. My only true option for that is to drain some and have fresh water delivered, but every water company near me wont deliver less than 5000 gal.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Even with a CH of 400 you are not near a scaling tendency.

When you pH hits 7.8 drop it to 7.4. Over time the TA will fall. Rain hopefully will keep your pool full. If you have to use a lot of the high CH and TA fill water, then you may need to start getting concerned.
 
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