Been doing my research and decided to start testing my own water. Here are the results I came up with (First timer)...
So I added about 60 oz of 8.25% chlorine (pool calculator recommended 64 oz) and about 3oz of muriatic acid to bring down the PH. Tested after about 2 hrs and got a reading of 6.3 FC. and PH is up to 8!
I have made a sprinkler and connected it to my only return line to try and cool the pool down. (Currently 90*) Its more like a 1-1/2" pipe coming out of the water at a 45* angle. I know this will effect PH levels due to aeration. But didn't expect it to make the PH increase after adding acid....
One other issue I am having. When vacuuming the pool and I vac a dead algae spot on the floor of the pool (been fighting algae recently) I notice that I see it flowing back into the pool through the return line. It almost looks like dirty water coming back in. The filter started out with 10-12 psi when I replaced the filter. After cleaning the filter now its clocking 15 psi. I'm thinking its about time for a new filter even though this one is only about a month old. But should I be seeing the dead algae coming back into the pool via the return line despite the condition of the filter??
Just a side note, I am really new to all this and I'm sure some of this is stupid noobish nonsense... Please bear with me as I try to figure out what the heck I'm doing.