New pool filled 6 days. Had to add chlorine & CYA past few days. Yesterday FC was 6.5 after adding, was 4 this am then dropped to 1.5. CYA was at 40. Just added chlorine & CYA 2.5 hrs ago.
Here are my #'s after adding chemicals...
PH 7.8 - 8.2
Reading as much as I can. Understand I need to add Muriatic Acid to lower PH to 7.0 - 7.2 which believe will help bring down TA, then aerate to increase PH leaving the TA lower than before.
Pool calculator states I need to add 44 oz of 29% MA, bottle states I cant add more than 1 pint per 10,000 gals per 24 hrs BUT the chlorine bottle stated something similar that I disregarded. If I follow the bottle & add only 11 oz per day(according to my pool size) it will take me 4 days to add the MA. Or can I add the whole 44 oz at once??
Once I get the PH down I'm worried that I wont get it back up. We had the pool level just covering the water outlet but within days had evaporated enough that part of the water outlet was exposed. Before I'd read about the solution to high TA I filled more water to get the water outlet under water. I'm afraid I had too much aeration before & now wont have enough to bring it back up. I have the eye pointing up & I get some ripples but no spray. Will that be enough?
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