I'm new at this so please bear with me... just set the pool up a week ago. Finally did the first round of testing and I'm a bit surprised at the TA level, so I'm wondering if it makes sense to those of you have more experience...
TC = 0
pH = 8.2 (could be higher, this is the max on my tester)
TA = 250 ppm
TH = 270 pm
I didn't do the CYA test because I read that since I just filled the pool, the test would be a waste.
We have well water, and to date (over the past week) I've added a total of 3.5 cups of household bleach (8.25%). Currently the water is clear and looks inviting. The weather here in northeast Ohio has been cooler the past several days so we have not been in the pool (was in it 2 x last weekend).
I used the pool calculator and it tells me to add 11 oz of bleach -- easy enough. I've read that I need to add muratic acid (which I will have to buy), Is that the best ingredient to use?
My question is about the TA & pH readings. What would be the recommended next step(s)...?