Hey all - Pool is open, water is now clear, and the temperature is coming up slowly (72 yesterday). My problem is, my alkalinity is really high and I do not know how it got there or if I should mess with it. My PH is pretty good, do I wait a couple weeks and see if it comes down when the kids start playing, or do I bite the bullet and buy a gallon of muriatic acid?
Some background. Pool was very green to start off with. I started with a bottle of polyquat 60 (had it on hand) and then SLAMd the pool. Chlorine has been holding, PH started low, but my TA has been high the whole time. Both my Taylor kit and test strips show it high, I don't think it is testing. Any ideas or suggestions?
CH 200ish (I generally ignore CH)