First time pool owner. Our pool was new last June. The pool builder closed and will open this year. I plan on having the pool opened towards the end of April/Early May.
We have all pentair equipment with intelliflow and DE along with a SWG. We also have a smart mesh cover.
Yesterday I took the cover off one corner of the pool. The water was clear and looked fine. There were some leaves on the bottom of the pool but nothing major. I added 1.42 gallons of bleach (that was the size of the bottle I bought). Four hours later I tested the water. I use the TF-100 Trouble Free Test Kit. Here are my results: FC 0.5 CC 0.0 T/A 80 pH 8.0 CH 260 Salt 2600. Did not test CYA because I am out of those testing chemicals, but last year at was at 50.
I added Pool Magic Spring & Fall from Natural Chemistry (My PB gave me this when he closed the pool in the fall and told me to add it when the freezing weather was over) http://naturalchemistry.com/pool-and-sp ... ts/show/15
So far everything seems fine. Here are my questions.
(1) Should I be adding chlorine from now until the pool is open and if so how much and what kind?
(2) Should I add muriatic acid to lower the pH? I typically add some weekly to keep pH at 7.6-7.8?
Thanks for the help!