the numbers are in and they don't look good
The bad news.
I have been battling (and losing) the T/A. Plus, we had a bunch of kids over the weekend and today I noticed algae at the bottom of the pool I am confused how I can see algae, but my CC comes up 0. To add fuel to the fire, I had been adding water due to a leak that is finally found and resolved and got off track with the CYA. So, I thought I had been shocking my pool, but found I have been barely keeping up with the required amount of bleach.
The good news.
The people on this wonderful site have taught me so much that I actually know what is wrong and have the ability to fix it.
Today I plan to add 45 oz stabilizer and enough bleach to get it and keep it at shock level. I need to add muriatic acid, but I'm unsure of how much. If I already start with a high pH, and need to lower it anyway, does the calculator take this into account? Wondering if I should add 47 oz of acid, or 121 oz of acid.
Also, it seems to me that right now everything is off balance. It seems like so many things affect so many other things. Like shocking it with give a false pH reading, and the T/A affects the pH as well. Poor pH, it can't get a break
Shower me with your wonderful advice!