Just finished testing for the first time with the TF100. Have never used this kit before until today.
Total Alkalinity 300 second try, first test got 380, question coming up.
A couple of weeks ago my pool store told me my alkalinity was too high and had me add PH decreaser to lower my alkalinity. The problem is I didn't follow their instructions completely. After my PH dropped dramatically that day instead of going back to the store a week later with a sample I panicked and raised the PH back slowly that same day to around 7.6.
What should I do today??? I'm thinking I need to start by adding PH decreaser again to lower my Alkalinity, and aerate the pool with my return jet for about a week. Am I right???
Also if while doing this how low should I keep my PH???
Also my Chlorine levels are a little low, can I raise my chlorine levels up tonight while I lower the Alkalinity???
One last question when doing the alkalinity test I notice the liquid starts as green and slowly begins to change to a red color. How do I know when it's red enough??? I notice during my second test that after a while it doesn't get any darker. Is this my stopping point???