Having a little quandary about adding some chemicals.
My pool is currently pretty well balanced in terms of pH. Right around 7.4. However, my TA is reading about 110 ppm, using the Taylor test kit because I know those strips are about useless.
Some place online I read that that is a good place for TA to be, but I have a SWG and saw on here that 60 - 80 ppm is ideal for that. Now I just happen to have 2 gallons of muriatic acid and according to the Taylor test kit booklet that is about what I'd need to lower my TA to 70 ppm...but will that not drop my pH?
Is the correct procedure here to put in the acid to drop my TA and then test the pH again later, adding whatever is required to bring it back up?