I am new and have a question about PH- Alkalinity and Location/Climate. When I had my pool in Dallas I always added Muriatic Acid to lower the PH. Almost weekly, dump some acid in the pool. Since I moved to Little Rock 10 years ago, I add no acid, but constantly add baking soda to raise the PH. Almost weekly. I know that Little Rock has acidic soil (very good for acid loving plants like Azaleas and Dogwoods) and the soil in Dallas is just the opposite (acid loving plants do not do well). Not sure why... maybe the rainfall?
I recently had a major problem with algea and just now have the pool clear again. But now, the PH is 7.0 to 7.1 and the Total Alkalinity is 150. I have not seen the alkalinity that high and the PH slightly lower than normal.