So I made a huge rookie mistake and accidentally added way too much borax to my 10'x30" 1000gallon Intex pool. This raised the pH much too high so I bought some muriatic acid. When looking up the calculations on poolcalculator.com the amount of acid it said to add seemed like too much. So I added roughly half the amount and my ph plummeted very low. The color of the water wasn't even on the test kit. So I borrowed my dad's ph meter and tested the pool water with it. After a few tests it seems as though the ph is at a whopping 2.3...
So now my question is what should i do next? When i looked on poolcalculator to see what i need to raise the ph from 2.3 to 7.5 it says 966 ounces. That is a lot of Borax. Is this reasonable for such a small pool?
Now the other issue is that I have nowhere to drain the pool water other than the lawn. If I wanted to just start over would this low ph water wreak havoc on my lawn and any other plants in the near vicinity? The grass is already dead due to the hot summer here but there are trees nearby. There is a drain in the front yard but i would need to buy quite a long hose to reach that far.
So please help me understand what my options are here. I'm thinking the pool water is screwed beyond repair due to the large amount of borax and muriatic acid that has been put in it but I'm hoping that there are some solutions. Also, I tried to google this before posting and I couldn't find any info on water with this low of a ph. Thanks for the help!