Hi, we just built a pool this year and need some advice as to properly maintaining the chemistry. Our PH runs high, possibly 8.2 or above what the kits register. Here are our most recent numbers:
PH: 8.2 (or higher)
Our pool is around 28,000 gal with a WetEdge Satin finish. It has only been up and running around 6 weeks. I have read some places that this type of finish will push up the PH for the first year or so. Is the high PH due to the finish and something we just need to live with for the first year, or is something else out of whack? We can keep it in below 7.8 by adding 1/2 - 3/4 gal of acid every day, but that seems like a lot of acid to be dumping into the pool. Not to mention expensive...
Any thoughts? We are new to this pool business, and this forum has been a wealth of information for us!