Is there anything I can do besides just testing after some random amount of time to figure out how fast the pH rise from aeration is in my pool? I guess that isn't that hard just wondering. I have four returns pointed straight up to Aerate because my balance is good except for my pH at a bit below 7.2
Leslie's said it was 7.6 yesterday, but I'm thinking that was only temporarily because of the rain. My test strips are reading at a bit below 7.2. I know they aren't known to be super reliable, but I think they are working fine.
Assuming I'm correct and the Leslie's test is wrong and I need to raise it to 7.8 I'm wondering how to determine how much Aeration I need. How fast is the effect? Should I use just one return or is using all four fine for doing it faster. I suppose it depends on how quickly it works.
They told me at Leslie's that it could be high just because of the rain water so I'm thinking the actual pH wasn't increased that much by the rain. We didn't get that much.
Anyway next time I'll make sure to not get a sample tested while its raining...I don't know why I didn't think of that before. My TA at 90 might have been from the rain too and it might actually be higher, but I think its at a decent level. Pretty sure at this point I just want to raise the pH to 7.8 or so since at the moment I'm trying to work through some Trichlor as I would rather not waste them. After I finish using them I think I'll switch to Bleach.
At the moment I think I just need to raise the pH since the Trichlor is going to push it down.