New pool owner here, and I cannot get these chemicals under control. I made the mistake of going to Leslie's pool first. I now own 50 lbs of Power Powder Granular, that I was told to use as my chlorine. I think this was my first mistake. When we first bought the home, the pool had a chlorine tablet dispenser, should I have kept the dispenser and used tablets? I was instructed by Leslie's to add 16 oz of powder to the pool each week, dispersing it over the week. When the pH is too high, I add about 1/2 gallon of Muriatic Acid. I feel like I am chasing my tail between these two chemicals.
I bought the 5 way test kit, and I can't seem to keep the Chlorine up and the pH down. Please help!
Thank you Trouble Free Pool Community.