Ok, got the pool installed yesterday. I put a 1 lbs bag of shock that said it was for up to 16,000 gallons. I have a 24ft, 54" pool. About 14,000. All I got are the darn test strips and a cheapo OTO and phenol drop test kit for Cl and pH. (Ordering the Taylor kit)
Well, A couple hrs after the shock, I tested.
Cl is between 5 and 10.
pH is 7.5
TA is closer to 240 than 180 color.
stabilizer (I assume this is CYA?) is 0
I read alot of pool school, but want to make sure about the order I do things. I plan to add stabilizer tonight. It is Cyanuric Acid 100%. It says to put 1lbs per 4,000 gallons. How do you suggest I do this. If this raises, CYA, I don't want to do too much. (For now, I will be using the tri-chlor pucks, so it will be going up with that also. Does this Cyanuric acid granules take a long time to dissolve? My pool shop told me to to put it in a sock and hang in pool. But my ladder is not in, so nothing to hand it to, unless on the side of the pool. Will it be ok by the pool liner?
I purchased Muriatic acid, but wanted to check in here first, before using.
Lastly, is it ok to leave the solar cover on when I add any of these chemicals? Obviously, I move it to the sides so I am not splashing, but plan to put back on when done adding. (Water is a chilly 65. (raised 5 degrees today tho.