I'm adjusting my TA as per the pool school, it's 160!! and pH holds @ 7.8, all the time, can't keep it down.
Well I'm on my 1st big dose of MA, pH down to 7.0, nice and orange on the phenol red test.
I don't have a fountain or any sort of rigged up PVC type of home-made gadget.
So I just pointed my return up, using a 45deg 1.25" elbow I got for about 35c at Lowes.
Made lots of splashing, but couldn't get it to make any tiny bubbles.
So I ran it overnight, made a lovely chlorine smell, but no pH rise, exactly the same this morning.
So I'll have to rig up something niftier.
Until then, the kids want to swim later, if the water warms up enough It's 65 atm!! YIKES!!
Is it safe to swim in water /w that low of a pH? IE. it won't burn skin or singe off hair, or catch heads on fire, right? Just burning eyes, yeah?
All my other levels are golden, except a CH problem from fill water I'm not tackling yet.
Please advise, anxious kids are inquiring, or will be soon that is.