My TA was getting low 45-50 range and I brought it up to 80...my pH has been pretty unstable now... it was 8.2 or a bit higher after adding acid on and off...w all he rain we had, I knew it was going to be higher. So I added some MA and it brought pH to right under 7.0 [I obviously added more than I wanted]. It might be 6.8-6.9. I am running my dual scuppers full blast, plus spa spillover... Two questions:
1. By swinging a pH from 8.2 to right below 7, does that cause any for future issues for chemistry maintenance?
2. What impact could it have on pool or equip? I know too acidic is bad for equipment/heater, but hopefully not a one-time event short termed.
Finally, I also agree on m-acid a the best pH reducer. I too buy from Lowes, the 2-pak gal's of 31.45% for 13.50....yesterday H-Depot had the 31.45% 2-pak for $10.98 so I bought one - it surely wks too....