I just did an inpool (no drain) AA treatment over the weekend as we are having guests and am asking for advice.
What would be best assuming the following:
The pool has iron issues due to airborne volcanic dust and red clay born particles.
The pool is maintained with Jack's Magic Purple Stuff at 20 ppm using test kit, tested once week at a minimum if no high winds.
The pool has an automatic acid feeder.
Algaecide 60 is used weekly per instructions.
The alkalinity never drops below 80 if left uncovered and is often at 90 if the cover is used nightly.
Because of trade winds the normal temperature is 78F if left uncovered during the day or 82F to 84F if left covered, assume 78F.
Most forum advisers seem to recommended to control iron issues it is best to keep the pH at 7.4 or below it is now maintained at 7.3, it was higher before but iron stains develop more quickly.
Using the pool calculator with the following parameters the CSI is negative 0.42.
FC 5 (used to be 8 but JasonLion answered a post I wrote and stated that this was too high and not necessary as I had no algae issues)
pH 7.3 (was 7.6)
TA 80 to 90
CH 425 (over this number creates scaling issues in the cell)
Salt 3200 -3400 (currently 3200)
Borates 0 (Dog)
Temp 78F (sometimes 82F to 84F)
Should I just let the pH go to 7.6 and have a negative CSI of 0.15 and live with the significantly faster build up of stains or up the TA to 120 and and have a negative CSI of 0.20? Other ideas would be welcome.