Hello. Thanks to everyone that participates in this forum!!
Recent test results:
I use liquid chlorine (10%) & MA (31.45%).
The water in my town is very alkaline - so after refilling it in the summer due to the water being old (high CYA, CH, etc.) and learning about water balance here - I slowly worked my TA down to 100. I was hoping my pH would stabilize around 7.8, but instead it seems to always go to 8.1 - so then I add a little acid, the TA goes down a little (but pretty slowly seems like).
Am I destined to just have to continue to add acid to reduce the pH and eventually start to add baking soda to raise the TA?
Is it OK if my pool is stabilizing at pH of 8.1 - then I can just choose to lower it for swimming (all the while trying to keep my TA at around 80)??
Thanks in advance.