We had our concrete deck poured friday, it is cantilever and a lot of concrete and pebbles went into the water. After two days of cleaning it looks nice BUT water test showed sky high pH. I was reluctant to add acid right away since the deck company comes back Thursday to acid wash the concrete - its exposed aggregate.
Is it normal for pH to go this high after decking is poured?
I expect a ton of muriatic acid to go into the pool and drop my pH. Is it safe to wait 2 more days or should I drop pH tonight to the recommended range? My concern is that after the acid wash the pH will plummet and I'll be adding soda ash for pH up again.
I feel like I am on the pool yo-yo string going up and down with the chemicals and balance levels through this build process.
Here are this mornings levels:
Thank you for reading