Filled our pool, (info below) with well water and added according to the directions a "start-up" kit from pool supply superstore.
It was 6 oz of metal out, then 1 lb super shock plus, followed by 16 oz bottles each of algaecide then water clarifier. Waited the 2 hours inbetween each chemical with filter pump running constantly. Pool water is clear. I used the taylor test kit and have the following results: FC- 0, TC-0, PH 7.6, TA 380, and CH 170, CYA- 0. Now what? I read the pool school, add muratic acid to lower the TA or add chlorine?
Does the TA need to be corrected first, before adding chlorine (am planning on using bleach from walmart 8.25%)?
And, am I understanding correctly, you have to lower the TA by lowering PH and aeration? And what about the calcium hardness?
Please outline the steps I need to take, thanks in advance!