Things are going beautifully with our little pool- boy does it sparkle thanks to you guys. My husband came downstairs in his bathing suit this morning right after waking up. I think he's enjoying having a pool.
We've all noticed that our skin is super dry after swimming in the pool, and after reading a little on TFP, adding salt seems to help? Or do I add borates to help with softness AND help with buffering the pH? My main desire is to help with the dry skin and the straw-like hair. Chemically speaking, WHY does the TA need to come down before we add borates?
Here are my issues:
-My pH loves to creep up and I add muriatic acid about once a week to bump it down. I'm using up the weak stuff and moving on to the stronger stuff soon after I run out.
-TA stays steady around 140, even after muriatic acid (and after consulting you guys, just kind of left it alone)
-I have to replace a couple inches of water at least once a week due to kids splashing like maniacs (and the new fill-water sure doesn't help my TA)
-Attempting to aerate today for the first time to see what it does to my TA/pH.
Thank you for any advice!!!