If I have read everything right, I need to add acid to get my alkalinity down. First here is the pool info
1000 gph pump/cartridge filter
ph - 7.5
ta - 220
hardness - 220
cya - 40
cl - 4
According to the pool calculator about 188oz of acid will lower my alkalinity by about 152 (which would put it close to the appropriate range). How much do I add at one time, & how long do I wait til I add more?
The biggest concern is what kind of damage (if any) does high alkalinity cause to a pool? Will it cause one's eyes to burn?
And I need to purchase a better vacuum. The one that came with the pool isn't bad, just need a better quality. Does anyone have suggestions on a less expensive type of vacuum for a pop-up?
Thanks for all your help.