Morning! Our pebble remodel was completed at the end of June. Since then, I've been testing the water daily for pH and FC and a full panel weekly. Prior to the pebble remodel, I would utilize maybe a bottle of acid once a year. Since the remodel, I've gone through about 20 lbs of Baking Soda and 3 bottles of acid. There was a discussion in The Deep End but it seemed to be a very short discussion.
- Would I expect this high level of acid use to continue during the ownership of the pebble pool? Or is this temporary since we're perhaps still in a curing phase?
- Would it be advisable to hold TA at a lower level (below 70-90) for some time until pH stabilizes?
Full disclosure, at the start of the curing process I made the mistake of holding TA higher than 90 thinking a higher TA stabilized pH, but TA does not act like CYA .