Hi all, I have been reading this site for a while and have reached the point that I need some help. Recently completed a new concrete / plaster pool and have had water in it for about 30 days. It is going to be a salt water pool but the salt hasnt been added yet, so have been keeping the pool going with bleach and muratic acid and also added some CYA. Finally got a real test kit and have some good numbers to check with.
The pool is about 16,500 gals and also has 2 bubblers that I leave run when the pump is on. I know I need to bump up the CYA to 80 and the PH is easy enough to adjust. My main concern is with the TA and CH and how I should go about adjusting it. According to the calculator I need to add baking soda to increse the TA to about 80 and calcium chloride to bring up the CH to 300. My question is more about how they interact with each other and the new plaster and should I stay at lower or higher levels for the first year of the pool? Also will the salt change any of the levels when I add it? Thanks for all the help and information.