New pool is up, and finished filling today. Tested the water after it was filled with an HTH 6 way drop kit. The ph was right around 8.0, and the alkaline was around 240ppm. This is an 18x42 pool, and the test were done before adding the chlorine. What course should I take to lower the alkaline? My daughter has skin reactions to higher levels of alkaline so I need to get it cleared up before she can use the pool.
I have a gallon or muriatic acid (31.45/20) and diluted 1 pint with 3 pints water, and fed it slowly a couple feet ahead of the pools inlet, but don't want to do much else till I can get some advice.