First off, thanks for this site. It has been a life-saver in the first months of pool ownership.
My plaster was poured on December 1st. I know that I have read on multiple posts that curing plaster can cause the PH to rise, but how long does that process last?
I have been fighting rising PH since I first started testing (with the TF-100). I have a plastic cup that holds approximately 20 oz, so I usually add 1 of those per day of 8.25% bleach and 1 every other day of Muraiatic acid. I know my TA is low and a higher level would help stabilize, but I don't know that I want to risk raising my PH too much by adding baking soda if I am able to keep the numbers in line and this is just part of the process. If I skip the MA for 3-4 days, the PH goes to 7.8+ pretty consistently.
So far, I have added 64oz of baking soda (weeks ago) and have another box ready to go, but should I do it? Everything looks great with the pool and I think I have a good daily process, but I'm just looking to make it a little more trouble free and be able to not worry about things when gone for a few days at a time.