Morning to All,
I've been monitoring my pool now and the last set of tests I did [w TF-100] yielded a high pH 7.8+. This was over the Saturday. Did another FC and it's a 7, which is great...I seem to have the CL balanced well and changed from Pucks to Liq-CL [my CYA was 62ish] bc my CYA was slightly out of the ideal 30-50 range.
I again tested my pH last night and it was on the high end of the test of 7.8 and perhaps leaving it to 7.9 or more, so I bought and added some Muriatic acid 29%. I may have added a bit too much bc I am now below 7.2, but not in the 6.8+ range per the color-coded kit. My TA is 70-75 [I had to add one more drop but was so close to being totally clear, so it was not an 8 but more than a 7]. I know ideal is 100-120 [some ranges are 80-150]
my question is w the rain coming again this weekend, is it ok t leave the pH & TA at these levels or do you recommend adding some NaHCO3 to raise the pH. Our watered is aerated when leaving spa over spillover into pool and I have the 2 scuppers on that really aerates the pool...I know aeration/evaporation will help to reduce pH w out impacting the TA, but does so slowly...also the pump time on the scuppers is not free
Thank you and pls let me know if you have any questions.