Hi Folks... long time reader (3rd Summer w/ a pool), first time poster.
We are having a pool party tomorrow... July 4th (and the cat's birthday). Excepting 15-20+ people plus a few kids (1-3 year olds).
My pool chemistry readings are good, except for the alkalinity is a bit high... 129ppm.
My pool chemistry app suggests that I add 3 quarts of of 15.7% - 10 degree Muriatic Acid. I could do this tonight, but fear it will knock my pH down too low by morning (currently sitting at 7.2). I only have about 1/3 gallon of Crown Muriatic Acid left (31.45% - 20 degree) around the house... and too late tonight to run out for more.
The ultimate question is "Which route to I go...?"
A. Do nothing. Leave it as-is so the pH stays intact. (Assuming here that Alkalinity @ 129ppm wont be harmful, especially to the kids).
B. Add the remaining 1/3 gallon of Crown Muriatic Acid left (31.45% - 20 degree) to lower the Alkalinity; and count on 10-20 people splashing around tomorrow to raise the by through aeration.
C. Something better that I am not considering.
LMK your thoughts. Much appreciated! Kyle