Hello everyone. We have 15'x26'x52" AGP. 200 sq. ft. cartridge filter, two speed 2.5 hp pump (running on the low speed). Our pool likes to "hover" around 7.8 to 8.0 on pH and around 130 for TA. I can use muriatic acid to bring the pH and TA down, but unless I add it every couple days it seems like the pH and TA like to ride at the higher numbers. We tend to add muriatic acid in the morning and our bleach at night. TC and FC stay in between 3 and 5. The pool is crystal clear and does not bother our skin or eyes. We keep our pump on 24/7 on low because we love the way the pool looks and the fact we have no algea problems (not yet anyway).
So I have three questions for this post:
1. How long after adding muriatic acid do we have to wait before we can swim?
2. How long do we have to wait before we can add the bleach?
3. Am I worrying about nothing with the pH and TA levels where they are?
Test results with Taylor Test Kit: