I am a fairly new pool owner. We got our liner replaced and got new water. Since this i can't seem to get the water right. It is very cloudy and won't hold chlorine. I have to shock every other day. When I test all seems fine except the alkalinity. It is reading about 300. I had my water tested by a pool company yesterday. Here are the numvbers
Total Alk 220
They suggested I put in 5lbs of muriatic acid and retest this morning. I did that and my alkalinity reading has not changed. I really need some help. I don't know what to do. My pool is so cloudy right now that I can hardly see the main drain. Is the pool store leading my astray. Why can't I lower my alkalinity.