First of all I would like to say this is the best pool web site / forum out there, and I am now glad to be a part of it, and now a lifetime member. I bought a house on foreclosure with a pool that had trees and everything else growing out of it. (Pictures before and after to come). Ill keep it short. But I am a plumber by trade and deal with water and water balance for a living. Im not going to lie, the pool chemistry thing has got me stumped. I have spent hundreds of dollars at the pool chemical stores. I am done with it. I had a good friend of mine Zappafan, lead me in the right direction. I have had some good test results, but I seem to always have a issue with high Total Alkalinity and high PH. And it seems like over time, more things are getting out of balance. I have used over 35 pounds of PH reducer and at least 8 gallons of Muriatic Acid. Don't hold that against me, I was just going by what the pool store told me to do. I have a lot of money invested (as you all know being a pool owner) and just want to make things right and make my pool safe for my family and friends. Please see below my latest test results from my TF 100 Kit. And as always you guys are awesome and thanks in advance. If you have the time PLEASE HELP!
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