I am completely new to this forum, and a complete noob to pool care as well. Please bear with me.
Been working at this for a few weeks, and am having a heck of a time with my high alkalinity levels. Just got back from pool place and here are my levels.
Total Chlorine 6.5
Free Chlorine 6.5
Total Alkalinity 365
Adjusted Total alkalinity 335
Total Hardness 374
The box that my pool came in told me it was 6000 gallon pool. It is an 18' round intex steel tube frame construction. Pool gets full sun all day but the last 2 hours in the evening. It is by two trees, but not directly under them. Leaves do fall into the pool when the wind picks up (don't know if that matters at all). The filter/pump does have a skimmer, and uses paper filters.
What do I need to do to bring the Alkalinity down?