Hello, after my 12'ft round by 36"deep pool (about 2000-2050 gallons?) Intex pool had been testing alkalinity out off the chart of my test strip with zero chlorine registering and everything else within acceptable ranges, I called my local pool store who told me to add 61/2 pints of Muriatic acid.
I added 12 cups, which works out to 6 pints. After some reading online, it sounds like most people add only about 3 ounces of the stuff but after testing this morning,
Ph looks like it's 6.4 or less;
Cya is less than zero;
and Alkalinity is around 120.
Plus since I was afraid to put the pool cover on all that acid -- the surface of the water looks like a bunch of grainy specks, along with insects floating on top. What should I do now and how do I know when the water is safe for the kids?...would it be easier and quicker to empty/refill?
Thanks so much for any advice!