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Thanks for your tips. I found the article on lowering total alkalinity interesting, especially since I have a plaster pool. I have been operating a rubber based painted pool for many (20+) years as a volunteer activity and the acid pooling probelem referenced in the article wasn't a consideration.
Now, however I own a plaster pool. I have always disagreed with the "Myth" of forming an acid column for lowering alkalinity as a detrimental procedure for plaster pools. Thank you for your affirmation of my opinions. Now, I am still looking for an effective way to lower alkalinity without producing an acid column. I've tried the aeration approach as mentioned on your site, however I've not had much success.
Suggestions?? Thanks in advance for your kind response.