My skimmer gasket was to arrive yesterday( Not), pool filled faster than expected and then used skimmer broke. New stuff arriving Friday. I have a sump pump circulating and breaking the water surface.
Silly me added washing soda according to pool calculator but missed the part about if TA is high it was over 600 ( naturally high calcium in city well water) it's a bad idea. I only added half. It didn't dawn on me the white cloud was a bad sign. So I added Muriatic acid to bring down TA and aerated to bring up pH.
I did lots of scrubbing from out side the pool the adjusted the sump pump to break the water surface. I set the solar cover aside. Is it more helpful off at this point or on partially does it help prevent the bleach reacting with the sun at all?
Water is cloudy white from washing soda I added 22 oz, yes I should have checked in first but maybe it will relax my muscles ; )
My new test numbers are better
I have to base the gallons on 5700 due to the pool not totally filled
CC 0.5 but could be 1.0
TC 2.0-2.5 I don't know why
pH 8.2 but could be higher
TA is 170 wow that's much better
CYA 35 ( looks good considering CYA added 3 days ago
Pool calculator says add bleach and muriatic acid? What d you all think? Should I wait for bleach till the night( better utilizes less chlorine loss due to sun-intense sun here due to high altitude- but son flying in and wants desperately to swim? Or is it better to keep the chlorine up?
Shoot must run to airport