TA won't lower

nopoolstore

Active member
Jun 4, 2014
25
Northern CA
Hello friends,

Every previous pool I've owned always had low TA and I could adjust with baking soda. This pool is high, somewhere in the ballpark of 190. I've been using acid and trying airating. My pH is quick to rise even if I don't airate. I am on a well, and the TA of my water is high. So I imagine the high Ta of my refill water doesn't help the situation any.
Is there a way to lower TA besides acid and airating? It would be nice to get my pH to a somewhat stable point and not always have to add acid to lower the rising pH.
Thanks
 

nopoolstore

Active member
Jun 4, 2014
25
Northern CA
Ok, I think I figured out the problem. My tap water (well water) just tested at 230ppm. 😨
I thought I tested my rap water somwhere in the 160 or so range earlier in the year. That may have been my tap water CH test I'm thinking of..
So I guess if my fill water has over 200 alkalinity, I just get used to keeping plenty of acid on hand and keep lowering the pH to keep it in range?