This right side term is called total alkalinity. It is, quoting Drever, "formally defined
as the equivalent sum of the bases that are titratable with strong acid (Stumm ...
The level of Total Alkalinity (TA) is extremely important in swimming pools.
Problems associated with incorrect TA, and how to correct them are laid out here.
Total alkalinity is measured by measuring the amount of acid (e.g., sulfuric acid)
needed to bring the sample to a pH of 4.2. At this pH all the alkaline compounds ...
Total alkalinity is a measure of the total amount of dissolved particles in the water
whose pH is higher than 7.0. Total Alkalinity (TA) should usually be kept at 80 ...
There are two reasons to lower your total alkalinity (TA) right away, because you
want to slow down the rate that the PH rises, or if high TA is contributing to a ...
The ideal Total Alkalinity level for pool or spa water is 80 - 120 ppm. When the
Total Alkalinity is too low, the pH level can fluctuate widely and the water can ...
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If Total Alkalinity is too high, the water is alkaline and scale buildup and cloudy
water can result. The pH will tend to drift up and will be very difficult to adjust.
Total alkalinity is a measure of the total alkaline substances found in the pool
water. For swimming pool purposes we usually determine the carbonate content
Total Alkalinity (TA) is a measure of water's resistance to change in pH - TA is the
amount of alkali (not to be confused with alkaline) in the form of bicarbonates, ...