Ok, so last year I followed the TFP method to the letter. Great experience so this year I decided to step up my game and use DE, a skimmer sock, and BORIC ACID. I elected to go the easy route and ordered 50 lbs from Duda diesel. This is where my problem began. I estimated that I would need 30lbs to take borates to approx 50 ppm. But, I accidentally dumped almost the entire bucket in the pool.
I bought the strips and of course it tested at at least 80 and maybe 100. We have had a bunch of rain so I know the Ppm will continue to go down. Yesterday, it tested out at 80ppm. I cannot get my TA in line. Last week the TA was 160 so I used pool math and added 80ozs of Muriatc acid. TA went to 120 and I started aerating. All week my PH resisted increasing but today it registered 7.5 finally. My TA, however was 160 again. I added MA to decrease PH back to 7.0 and am now aerating again.
Am I just wasting MA due to high borates? Will TA continue to increase until borates get down to 50?
All my other numbers are good.
FC 9 (little high)
CH 150 (vinyl liner)
PH was 7.5. After MA add should be 7.0
Borates 80+ a little higher maybe.
I probably added 40 pounds Boric Acid 3 weeks ago.
Advise would be appreciated. I do not like adding so much MA each week.