Ok so first off, I'm going to show a pic of my pool, because it went from dull to clear and sparkly after I took out the Ecosmarte junk and added CYA and chlorine to the pool, following the instructions I was provided with here. I'm geeking out over it
Second - I started out putting enough chlorine in to get up to about 12 FC, and let it drift down as instructed, so it's sitting at 4 right now. PH is just below 7.8, I'd say 7.7. TA is 180 (down from 220 a week ago). CH is still pretty high, around 500 or 525. I added some MA yesterday, about half a gallon. I looked like Walter White out there with all my protective safety gear on, pouring it in over the return lol. I have to test today when I get home - I know I'm going to have to use aeration to get the PH back up without also driving up TA. Here's my issue, I tried to see if my return eyeballs adjust, and I can't move them. I have tried YouTube, searching on here, trying to figure out how to adjust them so I can get one pointed up and get some bubbles going. I can't figure it out! I looked up some other ways to aerate, not sure I'm handy enough to configure one of the piping gadgets some of y'all have done, I'd prefer to keep this as simple as possible. I also don't mind buying a small air compressor if need be.