Long time lurker, first time pool owner.
Have been reading this site and pool school for about a week, I love all the info and appreciate it the knowledge base.
My Ph went down when I added CYA yesterday (calculated for 50ppm) via the "sock method". I only have the HTH 3 Way test kit.
Pool School says I have 3500 Gallons in my 14 X 42 Intex Ultra Frame.
I can aerate and add baking soda (?) to raise PH, but without knowing the TA how much baking soda do I add?
The pool has been up 3 days and water is clear.
The CYA in the sock was massaged and placed in front of the outlet, checked it earlier and it is almost all gone.
I am following the guidelines for smaller pools as per this site.
I will upgrade to the HTH 6-way test in a few days and I have the 2500gph pump from Amazon arriving in about 2 days along with the plunger valves and upgraded inlet and outlets.
Thank you everyone for reading this and all of your helpful suggestions.
I love the site and the community here.