I have a question about adding Muriatic Acid to my brand new pool. We have been struggling the past week or more to keep the pH at a good level, and have been adding Muriatic Acid DAILY to keep it in the 7.4ish range. Doesn't that seem like a LOT? That is about $5 per day on acid to add to this pool. I have been told that the pH level will continue to creep up with a new plaster pool, but just never imagined that we would be spending this much money on acid alone to add to it. Can this be right?
We have been buying the Muriatic Acid at Home Depot-(2) 1 gallon jugs and it has been taking a gallon per day to keep the pH down. It says it is 14.5% Hydrogen Chloride. Is there a better way to buy this, to keep the cost down. I would hope that this is not going to cost $5 per day in acid for a year!