I am new to all of this. I just put up our pool and added my salt this weekend. I do not have a good test kit yet, for I knew my swg had some testers, so figured I'd start from there. Tested an my ph is 8.5 and total alk is like 240 (I think....my readings I wrote down are not with me at the moment)
The testers only gave me copper which looked on the lower level side, free chlorine looked good.
What would make the ph go to high? And to add acid to lower? Where to get, and what's the cheap way?
I noticed that my skin is very dry from the water. I was wondering if it was the salt itself? I have not tested that yet, but the swg indicator was not to low or to high. Could the hi ph be the cause, or the salt?
I also noticed that the pool was a bit slimy and dirty looking, earlier in the day (before testing) so I turned on and ran the swg for most of the day for the initial start up of pool.
Ps I did read pool school first.