First off here are some of the latest pool test levels (off my Taylor K-2006).
The Salt was measured using the Taylor K-1766 kit.
Now the water is crystal clear and no issues with the exception that I have to keep adding say about 5oz of Muriatic Acid (31.45%) say every 2days (when I test the levels) to get it to sit right around 7.6 to 7.8 level. I show right around maybe 8.0 or maybe 7.9 ish on the PH scale, hard to decipher at times the difference. I normally dont bother much with the Acid Demand part as many on here feel its not accurate or a waste of time. But out of curiosity I decided to try it today. On the PH color scale I would say it looked like an 8.0 (looking at the comparison by holding the tube up near the sky and it was cloudy today). So I decided let me drop one drop of Acid Demand, that took me right down to almost 6.8 level, went from purple to almost light orange in one drop. I was like wow, that was a huge change. So I know that was worthless for me. I know when I put the 5oz in (based on the poolcalculator.com and my android app) and retest it puts me right around 7.7 to 7.8 area.
Just wondering if this is normal? Doesnt really bother me a whole lot except pouring 5oz in the measuring cup requires wearing a gas mask from the MA fumes
PS, the pool/equipment details are all in my signature.