I opened my pool on April 26th. Leisure grand riveria, 14 x 34' fiberglass, approx 17000 gallons. Put in 3 bags of shock, got everything running and had some issues with suction side leaks. Got those worked out and so far my chlorinator has dissolved 7 full 3" pucks and roughly half of the 5 pucks I refilled it with. My readings this morning at 3:30 am when I got home from work are:
Ph: less than 6.4. Lowest reading on test strips
Should I raise my ph first? I am a little confused about where to start since my water is crystal clear. I verified the strips are reading choosing by opening my chlorinator and dipping a strip in the top. I stopped today at the pool store and got a better test kit (wanted to get a drop test kit instead of strips) and will check this morning when I get home. This is my first time opening my pool, got it installed in July last year. My parents always had a pool as I was growing up and never saw the water that far out of specs like this and still have clear water. Thanks for any suggestions!