My water looks beautiful. I have been testing and adding bleach-- about half gallon to 3/4 of a gallon nightly.
I test TA almost nightly. It went down from 90 to 80-- so I checked the ph. I really hate the ph test as I am unsure about the color-- is there another ph test that is less subjective? I like counting drops but not comparing colors.
I think that the color is reading high like possibly 8.0. I really hate dealing with Muriatic acid-- if I use some "ph lower" are there some additives in there that I don't want in my pool water? (Does that make sense that the ph is high and the TA is low???)
I also here of others shocking their pool once a week. Is this necessary? I haven't been doing that. I try to keep my water at FC 4ppm because my CYA is at 30.
Help! nothing tragic here-- but I want to keep things properly balanced.TIA