TA pool start question...

Lineman7

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Jun 26, 2017
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PB came yesterday to start up the pool. I've been itching to jump into testing. I was at work and the wife recorded the process with her phone. Before he left he dumped 1/2-3/4 bag of alkalinity increase.

I thought... hmmm wonder why. I broke out the TF-100 and tested.

PH 8.2
TA 140

Why would he add increaser if TA was already high?

So I added 2cups of 31.45 20 acid and ran bubblers, waterfall while we swam.

Tested before bed and got

PH 7.8
TA 130

I'm I on the right track? Or do I need to go back to daycare?
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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He probably started you high for some wiggle room. Your PH will keep rising quickly with fresh plaster and everytime you knock it down (and it bounces back), the TA will go down by 10.

you will probably be increasing it again at some point.

Stay the course.
 
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Lineman7

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He probably started you high for some wiggle room. Your PH will keep rising quickly with fresh plaster and everytime you knock it down (and it bounces back), the TA will go down by 10.

you will probably be increasing it again at some point.

Stay the course.
Roger that. Tally-ho!
 
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Newdude

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Prepare yourself now. :) I’ve read oodles of posts from fustrated folks battling fresh plaster for a few months, maybe even 6. It’s normal and expected. Adult beverages help ALOT.
 
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Lineman7

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Prepare yourself now. :) I’ve read oodles of posts from fustrated folks battling fresh plaster for a few months, maybe even 6. It’s normal and expected. Adult beverages help ALOT.
Oh I'll beat into submission.
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