I can't seem to get my pH below 8. the pool is crystal clear, other chemistry seems to be fine:
FC 5.0 today (2.5-5.0 over last 2 months), cc 0.5, PH 8.2 (>8 last 2 months), TA 130 (110-130), cya 45 (25-50). salt- 2775-3250
I've added over 4 gallons of 14.5% liquid HCL. at first more slowly, but a gallon at a time the last 2 times a week apart. I bought it at different stores at different times, so doubt it could be bad acid.
the salt has been stable, so I doubt there is a leak. The pool does attract a lot of bugs, and I do have a dog who occasionally goes on the sun shelf.
Why can I not get the pH in a good range? or should I just not worry about it?