So we just had our new pool installed on June 22 and left for vacation at 1:00 pm the same day. Not an ideal install at all. I was not there when the pool was filled, but I had my mother-in-law add bleach twice while we were gone. We just got home and I conducted the tests. Here are my results:
FC - 2 ppm
CC - 1 ppm
pH - 7.8
Calcium Hardness - 375
TA - 230-250 (I did the test twice to double check)
CYA - I could still see the dot after the tube was completely filled
When I plugged this into the pool calculator it said to lower the pH to 7.0-7.2 by adding acid to lower TA and then aerate to increase pH. Should I set my goal in the calculator for pH to 7.1? Then adjust accordingly.
My kids are obviously very eager to swim. How long does the process of adding the acid and then raising the pH again take? Thanks for any help!