Here's the deal, shiny new 13,000 gallon in ground shotcrete pool, cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, ozone system, located in HOT and sunny Phoenix, Arizona.. The day it was plastered, I had it filled with water within 6 hours.. The following day, someone from the plaster company came by and poured in 8+ gallons of muratic acid, and I can only assume that was done to keep the ph levels down? Later that same day, someone from the PB came out and added about 6lbs of stabilizer (at least thats what their checklist says),5 lbs of calcium, and a pile of 3" trichlor tablets to my auto-chlorinator as well.. I've been trying to keep the chemicals in check, and I've had my pool water tested repeatedly, and now that my pool is 2 weeks old, here are the current numbers:
Calcium Hardness: 560
Do I need to partially drain my new pool, and if so, did the extreme amount of muratic acid in the initial startup cause this? I have to add muratic acid every few days to keep the pH down as it is (new plaster the cause?)..