I just bought a house with a saltwater pool. It is 15,000 gallons. I live in Texas and the water in the pool has been evaporating pretty quickly. About 10 days ago I added hose water to bring the level back up and my ph got all out of wack. It was high. I added 2 1/2 cups of acid, waited an hour and added 2 1/2 more. The next day I tested the ph and it didnt seem to change anything. I did the acid deman test and then did the calculation to figure out how much to add.
I waited a couple of days and did the process all over again. ph level didnt move. Since I started doing all this I have to add more hose water again. My questions are -
1. Is there some way to figure out how much acid to add when I need to add water so my ph doesnt get out of wack ?
2. Any idea why I couldnt get my ph down adding the acid ?
I really appreciate the help. We have been in the house for 3 weeks and I am completely clueless as to what I am doing. I am about to take a water sample to the pool supply store to see what they say but I am thinking they are going to try to sell me a bunch of stuff I dont need.
Thanks again in advance