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    My apologies, Shawn; you had 3 posts in moderation, and some how I lost 2 of them, trying to combine them.
    No problem- Waterbear answered my questions - needed to know how to aerate pool for lowering TA. I have a pretty big waterfall at one end of the pool- will this serve as a good aerator?

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    Anything that causes splashing will aerate the water. You can also turn your return jet upward so that it causes splashing at the surface of the water. That will also help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    I have a pretty big waterfall at one end of the pool- will this serve as a good aerator?
    That would be excellent -- water falls tend to make it very difficult to maintain either pH or alkalinity precisely because they are effective aeration systems.

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    Thanks to all! And good to know about the waterfall! My spa spills over into the pool, also so that is something to take into consideration as well. Love this forum!

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    oops-one more question- using my taylor test kit and testing TA, when color is supposed to change from green to red, is it true red? Or should I stop when it changes at all (pink)?

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    It is not true red. A definite change from green to pink is what you are after.

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    basically just keep adding drops until a drop produces no more color change and then don't count that last drop. Same with the calcium hardness test.
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