I'm having problems finding the right balance between my pH and TA. I have been adding MA every 2-3 days to get to pH level of 7.6 ppm. People on the forum have told me that the reason why I'm adding MA frequently is because my pool is new and the plaster is still setting.
Well, my TA was initially at 90 and now it is 50. I am about to add baking soda to increase my TA from 50 to 70. I go to the pool calculator to figure out how much baking soda to add and the site tells me that I need to lower my pH to 7.0-7.2 before lowering TA.
1. Is this true?
2. Let's say that I bring my TA up to 70 and my pH eventually drops. I add MA to get pH to proper levels and my TA drops again. How do I avoid this annoying cycle?
By the way, my FC, CH and CYA are within normal range.