I'm having issues getting my pool back in balance after I did the jacks magic treatment. I currently have TA at 80 and PH is well above 8.0 (my test maxes out at 8.0). I did pool math and added muratic acid to bring down ph but then I need to add more baking soda. Is there a way to lower ph without effecting TA?
Also I was thinking I have algae since my pool has been cloudy the past week. I thought this was due to keeping a very low chlorine level during the treatment. My cc was a 4 when I just tested, but when I added the muratic acid the pool got completely clear. Does high ph cause cloudiness? I mean it went from not being able to see the bottom of the shallow end to crystal clear entire pool. Thoughts? I have been dumping bleach like crazy the past couple days and nothing has cleared until now. Jacks does say you get false chlorine readings for up to a month so I couldn't accurately go off of it.