Hi, I opened my pool last Friday. It was unusually dirty with a large dark stain at the Bottom. I remember last year starting off with 15 gallons of 8.25% bleach and that didn't raise the chlorine much....I added a few more gallons, few more etc. and finally got it in range. I decided this year with it being so dirty I would just dump 30 gallons in. It cleared within 2 days and the water is crystal clear, stain gone however my TA is of course high now.
I had the water tested yesterday:
The pool place suggested adding 54lbs of baking soda, 9lbs of PH reducer, 6lbs stabilizer. I decided I would try getting the PH where it needs to be first so I added a gallon of Muriatic acid. Tested the water. PH Still off the chart. So I added another 1/2 gallon MA and still the PH today was off the chart, def in the 8+ range.
Is it because my chlorine level is too high? Should I start adding the baking soda to get my TA up? Not sure what to do next.