Hello all, I'm new to the forum.
I have been battling my alkalinity since last summer. It seems that I can pour gallons of muratic acid in the pool to lower the alkalinity, which is does for a short while (a few days), all the while lowering my ph. Then after up it goes again.
I have tried to maintain it, but the acid doesn't seem to last???
I have an inground plaster pool approx. 30k gal.s. The pool is about 20 yr.s old and I plan on getting a replaster job after the summer season. We have lived in the house for five years, and in that time I have never drained the pool. I know that my hard water level is high, but we will be draining the pool in a few months, no sense in doing it now.
I should say that the first three years we lived in the house, I hardly ever had to adjust the alkalinity or the ph. Everything was easy to maintain. Not any more though.
Does anyone have any clue what may be going on in my pool.
As an aside, I had a pool guy replace some equipment a few weeks ago. I asked him about the alkalinity and his response was, don't worry about it. He says that he never even bothers testing for it. Is this crazy???
Thanks for the help!