newbie here for sure and i apologize if others have touched on this subject before. Right now I have a mineral springs pool, about 16,000 gallons in the charming city of Manassas, VA. Oh and it's white plaster, in-ground.
This year, yet again, my initial testing showed I need a lot of "Beginnings" to get my mineral levels correct. I honestly don't mind so much the weekly cost of "renewals" but these beginnings costs suck. Yes, I know there are alternate ways to do "renewals" too but one step at a time here.
So let me ask the experts out there... assume my pool water levels are optimal right now (because they are), minus the mineral levels (currently about 1700). What are my alternatives to "beginnings" at this point? Can I just buy the Morton salt bags I saw at Walmart for $6.00 and then continue using renewals after that?
Please advise...and I really do appreciate the input.