I have been monitoring my pool chemistry ever since closing being that I had the pool replastered over the summer. And so I'm trying to keep a check on the SI so as to avoid either etching or scaling of the new plaster. Right now my numbers are:
pH - 8
TA - 80
CH - 190
The SI has been hovering around the -0.2 to -0.3 so everything should be ok, but I'm wondering if wouldn't be a bad idea to bring that CH up a bit, since it was at 210 a few months ago. Also, the TA was recently at 70 and so I brought that up to 80.
I know that the CH increaser generates some heat - I was planning on adding a bit to a large bucket of water first prior to adding the mix to the pool. I have been agitating the pool water (never envisioned using a kayak paddle for this purpose but it works great) following any additions of dry acid or TA increaser. So would it be ok to dilute some CH increaser in the bucket?