I'm a first time pool owner. Pool was completed December of 2015. First thing I did after the pool company completed the pool was to register here and read through the basics of maintaining the pool. I've become quite familiar with the pool chemistry, and test it weekly with a K-2006 test kit. I also take a water sample to the local pool store (non-chain) once a month and have them check the water so can I cross check that with my readings.
However I'm having a hard time maintaining the PH. I test the water with the Taylor kit, use the acid reagent and the pool calculator to determine how much acid it needs to get it down to PH 7.4-7.5. Then I add the acid and test it a day or two after to see it has bounced back to PH 8-8.1. I've read that a new pool needs a lot of acid to maintain the PH during the curing phase. But how can I get to a point where I can maintain the correct PH at least for a few days?
Thanks in advance.