New to the forum have been reading here for about a year. our pool is now 16 months old. we really enjoy it and it has been relatively low maintenance.
Couple things the pool has an auto fill although I don't hear it come on often the water out of the supply ph is about 7.8 - 8.1 range. I normally have to add .5 gallon of Muratic every week to bring the ph from 8 to 7.2. all the other levels read with in spec, the TA is usually on the high side.
a month ago I cleaned the 4 filters and we live in the desert so there was a lot of rde dirt in the filters ( I will be cleaning them more often in the future) I figured that could have had some bearing on the high PH. Now since cleaning the filters I am getting a lot of white flakes in the water??? they are not salty, there is calcium?? build up on the grout as well. as best as I have been able to figure it is the TA is too high.
only info I can find about lowering the TA is to add MORE Muratic when the pool is not circulating and let it sit??
the water is clear as can be. CL is correct. because it has a generator for the bromine I am not adding CL. salt level is good.
Just want to find out how to eliminate the flakes. that seems to be the only issue I am having other than ph creep
I will do another full test tonight so I have current levels.