Ok! I have my first sets of pool chem:
My question is at the last set of results/
Went to pool store and bought Calcium hardness additive, chlorine, Cl tabs, borax (for future), stabilizer and additional test kits (cal hardness and cya tests)
Day after adding 1g 6% bleach and other ingredients
TC > 3.0
CH 400 (God, I am so glad I only added about 5lbs - pool store said add 19.5lbs!!!!!!)
3 days later
ph 7.8 acid demand test called for adding a cup of muriatic acid
So, my question is if I add muriatic acid as called for to decrease my pH wont my total alkalinity go down? Wont I end up chasing both ends back and forth? Or am I missing something?
12k gallons, rainbow chlorinator using trichlor? pucks, 10hr run time on pump from 8AM-6PM (about 1.2 turns), pool in full sun inside screen enclosure in Florida. 85-90 degrees. Not much rain as of late.