We have a newly-renovated pool just in the last phases of after-care from new plaster, tile & coping, and Dec-O-Seal.
With the amount of rain we have had in the DFW Metroplex during this process, little wonder the water's chemistry is a bit off.
Today the pool company came by and noted the following:
Chlorine - 0 (3 days ago I added four gallons of 8% bleach and also some additional CYA to bring that # to 50 just now).
pH is >8.2, after 4 gallons of Muriatic acid were added post-renovation during after-care. The pH caught the pool guys off guard since it was so much higher than expected a week after the acid was added.
Alkalinity: Just at 80.
They want me to of course add more acid (didn't have any with them - didn't expect the pH to be high, but rather low and that they'd have to adjust it upwards). They shocked it, but with the pH off this much, the water is cloudy, even having had the filter cartridge cleaned several times during this process.
I have not put in the new filter cart I got, just yet, until we sort out the cloudiness.
Also, I have acquired, at the recommendation of the pool renovation company, a PoolRX to use once things settle down, to help reduce chlorine levels.
Thoughts and Suggestions? Many thanks!