Starting the new plaster regime today.
Here's where I started with new water: (TF-100 test kit)
Ph 8.0-8.1 (hard to tell when it's that red!)
Last night I added what Calcium I had left and I earlier today I added about 8 lbs of baking soda and 2 bottles of Jack's Blue Stuff, need a bit more anti-stain stuff....
Now my numbers are:
PH still 8.0-8.1
I just added 16 oz of dry acid. The Pool Calculator says I ultimately need to add 47 oz of acid.
So finally: HERE'S MY QUESTIONS:
***Am I right in assuming I should add the dry acid in segments to avoid big PH shifts? (that's what the advice in Pool School says, but it only mentions that about the liquid acid)
***I am getting myself all twisted up about volume and weight--dry acid uses the VOLUME measurement, right?
***Can I add calcium around the same time as acid, or should I wait?
***I used to have bookmarked in my old computer how long to wait between adding chemicals and testing. Can someone point me in the right direction?
***And finally, I am seeing very little dust, is that normal? My filter barely budged after my first brushing.