can someone give me a little more info on PH... what are the key factors that affect increases and decreases? I seem to be having a little trouble keeping mine in check... I have been using the BBB method for the 1st year and love it, Thanks TFP!
I seem to need to drop my ph from 8.0 down almost 2 - 3 times a week... is putting Muriatic acid in that often normal?
I live in the midwest, and seem to find that after a good rain that ph usually drops to 7.0 (seems rain is acidic, is that normal?)
I did have a leak in my filter basket and lost about 2 inches of water a week... could water comming out mean air going in and I was constantly inadvertantly aerating my water? I have since bought a new pool pump and there are no leaks...
but I often realized that my ph has drifted outside the recommended levels in both directions respectively... could not really keeping a GOOD handle on these numbers be the reason I am noticing a slightly yellowish/brown stain on my white stairs below the water line???
I think I will go the Borates route next season since its getting pretty close to closing time for this year...but without borates is there anything I can do to have less 'maintenance' on my ph?