My pH is stuck at 7.8 and my TA is 90. I've read Nitro's guide to lowering TA without affecting pH but it confuses me. I know I need to focus on getting my TA lower with dry acid. Say around 60, to get my pH right and stable. What I am not sure of is do I add the acid and aerate (turn on jets and blower)? Acid + aeration = lower TA. acid only = lower pH. - according to what I've read on these forums. I've been using the pool calculator and adding little bits of acid at a time, but am not sure i am using aeration at the right times.
When do I aerate and when do I not? I know the water will be balanced when aeration doesn't raise my pH. But when do I aerate when adding acid in an effort to lower TA and/or pH?