This is my second year on BBB. I am still learning a lot but am in a much better position than I was last year at this time. I feel like I am adding a lot of muriatic acid. I had trouble with calcium scaling on the walls this year. It has improved a lot but there is still some there. (Because of this I was advised to keep my PH on the lower end (7.2) for a few weeks). My test results the past week or so:
PH-7.8 (after testing this day, added approx. 42 oz. muriatic acid)
CYA-30 (added stabilizer to raise to 40. My goal is 50 but I am doing it gradually)
I have been running my pump a lot. I guess if I would power it off at least 8-10 hours a day that would help? Because of the remaining calcium I feel like I should drop the PH again. I was dealing with rising PH last year too. I probably averaged adding about a quart weekly. Is that normal? I just don't like handling muriatic acid. How does the PH-minus from Wal-Mart work/compare? Am I missing anything else in the changes of my test results?