TA Always High/ How to Lower it???

Mendy48

Bronze Supporter
Apr 27, 2018
499
Midland/Michigan
#1
Just out of curiosity, my TA has always been 180 and I want to bring it down. How would I do that? I completed my SLAM last week (give or take), and I checked my TA level and it remained at 180. I'm not sure how to get this within range. :confused:

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]FC Free Chlorine [/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]3 – 7 ppm[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]7.5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]CC Combined Chlorine[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]<=0.5[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]0.5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]pH[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]7.2 – 7.8[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]7.5[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]CYA Cyanuric Acid Stabilizer[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]30 – 50[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]40[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]TA Total Alkalinity[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]50 – 90+[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]180[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: left"]CH Calcium Hardness (optional):[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #C1BEFF, align: center"]0 – 350 don’t add[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]80[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]
 

Mendy48

Bronze Supporter
Apr 27, 2018
499
Midland/Michigan
#4

mknauss

Mod Squad
May 3, 2014
11,896
Laughlin, NV
#5
If your pH is steady with that high of TA, assume yourself lucky.

CSI is calculated by PoolMath, either the link above or the App you can download. It is not really applicable to your pool as it is vinyl and your CH is very low (but OK).

Take care.
 

Mendy48

Bronze Supporter
Apr 27, 2018
499
Midland/Michigan
#6
Ok! My husband thinks I don't understand what you mean by this. I started and he said that this is not what you meant... could you explain what you mean by the statement below? What's a "fill water"?

Test TA in your fill water.
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Thanks for the advise mknauss. I guess I'm lucky...for now....keeping my fingers crossed.


If your pH is steady with that high of TA, assume yourself lucky.

CSI is calculated by PoolMath, either the link above or the App you can download. It is not really applicable to your pool as it is vinyl and your CH is very low (but OK).

Take care.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
May 3, 2014
11,896
Laughlin, NV
#7
Fill water is what water source you fill your pool with. Is it city water, water well, trucked in, fire hydrant, etc.

It is good to run a test of the TA, pH, and CH of the water you use to fill your pool with. That way when you top up your pool from evaporation, splash out, or backwashing of the sand filter, you know what effects to your chemistry your fill water will make.
 

Mendy48

Bronze Supporter
Apr 27, 2018
499
Midland/Michigan
#8
Ohhhh. got it. Thanks mknauss.

Fill water is what water source you fill your pool with. Is it city water, water well, trucked in, fire hydrant, etc.

It is good to run a test of the TA, pH, and CH of the water you use to fill your pool with. That way when you top up your pool from evaporation, splash out, or backwashing of the sand filter, you know what effects to your chemistry your fill water will make.
 

Stump

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 4, 2013
165
Oklahoma
#9
Mandy do you wipe the tip of R-0009 with damp cloth or damp paper towel before first drop and after each drop?

This procedure ensures reliable testing.