I have been working the past week to balance the water in our new pool. At this point I think I need to increase FC and keep working the pH and TA with muriatic acid and aeration, but I am getting a bit skittish. Could someone please review my test results and corresponding actions (see below) and let me know if you see a flaw in my approach? Also, do you think I should add bleach per Pool Math quantity or run the SWG to achieve the FC goal? How long would this take? I want to avoid waiting too long on the SWG in case I have an unknown problem caused by the out of balance water.
Per Taylor K2600 test kit May 28th:
CYA 30 (had been below lower limit of test May 26th)
Water temp 76
I have added 28 lbs calcuim chloride (deicer) and 20 lbs stablizer. Meanwhile, the pool heated up due to sun, kids swam, we got 1.5" rain water and drained same amt.
Today my test results are:
FC 1.8 (was 1.6 yesterday but I ran pump on super chlorinate for few hours)
pH 7.4 (was 7.4 yesterday...added bit of acid yesterday...added more today...kept solar cover off during daytime)
TA 100 (see above)
CYA 65 (last 4lbs of stablizer went in yesterday)