It seems like I just can't keep up with the acid demand our new pool seems to require. We've had water in it now for a couple of months, and it seems to LOVE the muriatic acid. I think I've been adding about 36 ounces every week, and the demand doesn't seem to slow up.
Here are my test results as of an hour ago:
FC = 3.5
CC = 0.5
TC = 4.0
TA = 130
CYA = 65
pH = 8.2+
I couldn't measure the CH, as the test tube turned blue after adding 5 drops of the R-011L reagent.
I know the pH is way high, and have added 40oz. of muriatic acid to bring it back down. I will test the pH tomorrow, weather permitting.
I know new plaster pools demand muriatic acid to keep the pH in line, but this seems excessive to me.
I normally leave the bubblers in our tanning ledge on, and am now wondering if that's a mistake?
Any advice would be welcomed, as I'm an admitted noob when it comes to pools.