Hi everyone- I'm new to the forum this is my first post.
Inground gunite pool installed and opened 1 month ago. 33,500 gallons.
I was warned that as the gunite "cured" for the first several months I'd have to add acid, but this is ridiculous.
I've added 44 pounds of dry acid over the past 2 weeks and the Ph is still reading >9 on my home test, verified at pool store.
It hasn't budged. I have to run my SWG at 85% 24 hours a day just to maintain the chlorine levels due to such a high Ph.
CYA is at 40, calcium hardness at 200, salinity 3300, TA 100
I have several questions:
1) Is it unusual to have to add this much acid for a new gunite pool or is this par for the course?
2) I have read other posts suggesting muriatic acid- is this a better option than dry acid?
3) If so, where can I buy this stuff, can't find it online or at pool stores.
Thank you for your help!