I do understand that PH can fluctuate for around a year while the plaster cures. However, when you lower the PH, you lower the Alkalinity. I have the Stonescapes aggregated plaster and part of the warranty is to not let the PH go above 7.8. When the PH goes to 7.8, I always lower it because sooner, rather than later, it goes to 8.2.
However, every couple of weeks, the Alkalinity reading drops to below 80. When I adjust that, then I'm tackling an 8.2 PH reading immediately and so the cycle continues.
Is this how it should be? Get the alkalinity in range, deal with the PH, and then once the alkalinity lowers, do it all over again? Or do I not worry about the alkalinity until the PH finally settles, which could be a year away?