Greetings, all. In the course of attempting to correct a calculation error/stupid mistake on my part adding muriatic acid too quickly (in one fell swoop, 2 gal!) I felt compelled to get the PH back up quickly via the fountain I had just purchased (floating grecian that attached to a return.)
My PH was back up to 7.0 this a.m. from a rather drastic drop to pure yellow yesterday a.m., so I was quite pleased with the outcome and will continue aeration as needed to get back up to 7.5. My TA is down to 120 from 180...but I am assuming I will have to (carefully) lower it further if I later want to add borates for swimmer comfort (right?)
HOWEVER, I also am really enjoying the fountain. So here's what's PUZZLING me.
If I am raising the PH via using the fountain, what do folks do who WANT to use the fountain all the time....do to control what I assume would be a constant PH drift upward ... whole reason I was adding the acid was to avoid the ph drift upward...
So for those who have fountains, what do you do? Does the ph drop when you turn it back off? Do you just drop the ph now and then using acid?
Inquiring minds would like to know
Thanks in advance for your continued guidance!