If you haven't figured out yet, I am a newbie. I have been trying to open my pool for the past couple weeks. I took a water sample to the local Pool store for analysis. They recommended 4 lbs of Alkalinity increaser. I added it in 3 intervals with 4-6 hours between each time. I then took another sample and guess what. The alkalinity was way too high so they suggested to use muratic acid to lower the alkalinity. I have since added about 2 qts over the past 3-4 days to no avail. I have also added and plan to use Pristine BluB since you only have to check every 2 wks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.