TA high after adding ProTeam Supreme Plus

russoca

New member
Mar 27, 2017
4
San Marcos, Ca
#1
Hi,

I am new to TFP forums but have been reading the forums for awhile now. I was reading forum post [h=1]So you want to add borates to your pool--Why and How and decided to go with ProTeam Supreme Plus option as it would not affect TA. I balanced my pool before adding.[/h]TA was 70
PH 7.2
CYA 75
FC 7.2
Borate was 0 prior to adding

Pool is 23,000 gallons, with SWG. Based on ProStream site and dosage chart, i added 50 lbs of their product. I followed application directions. Testing pool chemicals after adding, finding my TA is now 130 and PH 7.5. Is this a reason for concern? Pool Match Calculator doesn't indicate adding MA to lower TA.

Thanks,
 

bobodaclown

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 14, 2011
2,362
Murrieta, CA
#2
Hello and welcome to the forums.
How are you testing? Where did you get your numbers from?
Not sure why your TA went up but it's easy enough to lower.
Pool School - Lower Total Alkalinity
Easiest way is to use Boric acid technical grade grandular. Order from eBay, there are multiple sources. I've used Duda Diesel in the past. Good pricing, and service.
 
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russoca

russoca

New member
Mar 27, 2017
4
San Marcos, Ca
#3
Hi,

Thank you for the reply. I am using the Talyer K-2006 test kit, using their PH and Alkalinity tests. I appreciate the advice on using boric acid and where to find. I think I will use it in the future as ProTeam was expensive. I'll lower the PH and Alkalinity using Pool School method again. Any concerns adding more MA with Borate levels being 50?