I tested my pool yesterday and my pH was at 7.3-7.4 (in between color) and my TA is at 190...so I continue to aerate and monitor this.
So...I used the pool calc, as I decided to go ahead and drop the pH down to 7.0..and it told my to add 3 quarts and 1 cup (13 cups total) of MA. So...I opend the bottle of acid and begin to pour into my large measuring cup. It starts to smoke....it is cold and rainy out today..so not sure if that has anything to do with it or not..but I slowly start to pour my MA into the pool surface (pump running) and my pool water starts "smoking" too....is this normal when adding Muriatic Acid to pool water??? The smell was awful, so I had to get out of there for a while. I let it clear a bit and then added the rest.
Why did it do this, and is this normal with MA???