Step 1 - Total Alkalinity
Maintaining the Total Alkalinity within the correct range is the key to water balancing. If the TA is within an acceptable range the pH will be easy to balance and your sanitizer will work well.
Symptoms of Low TA
- pH values will fluctuate widely
- Water may be discoloured
- Corrosion of your equipment may occur
- Skin and eye irritation may occur
- Poor sanitizer function
When raising or lowering the Total Alkalinity the pH of the water will also be affected so be sure to check the pH 24 hours after any alkalinity treatment.
NB TO REDUCE THE TA YOU USE A PH REDUCER