Hi guys and gals first off I would like to thank you for this very informative site. My first pool is about to show up on Friday or Monday. I already got my test kit Taylor k-2006. Filling the pool with municipal water. I have been doing a lot of reading the last couple weeks and this is what I think I have todo. Once pool is filled start pumps for a bit I can test water. add chlorine and start dissolving cya in pool I tested my tap water yesterday and got 7.2 PH and 430ppm TA using the 25 ml sample and retested using the 10ml sample and got 350ppm. After I test pool water I can calculate how much muriatic acid I need to drop TA to 80-100ppm. Then decrease PH to 7 using the acid demand test and start aerating the pool to try and get PH to climb and continue doing this till my TA is at the level I need.
Does that sound correct?