This is our first pool, I need assistance on preparing the water to close our pool, we just completed filling it yesterday afternoon, here are my test results from the TF-100 test kit, and I have not tested for CH yet.
FC = 0
pH = above 8.2
TA = 250
CYA = 0
Pool calculator results:
174 oz of 6% bleach
165 oz of 31.45% - 20° Baumẻ muriatic acid or add 222 oz by weight or 148 oz by volume of dry acid
112 oz by weight or 117 oz by volume of stabilizer or 291 oz of liquid stabilizer
Can the Klean-Strip Safer Muriatic Acid from Lowes be used; there is a customer comment that states; “The online description states that this product will reduce the pH of swimming pools which is correct. However, the bottle label specifically includes a warning NOT to mix with chlorine. This must have to do with the fact that this product is not just muriatic (hydrochloric) acid but is a mixture including some stabilizers to reduce vapors. I don't use chlorine in my pool for daily sanitizing but I do use chlorine for periodic shocking. Get the unstabilized muriatic acid from your pool professional or a janitorial supply if you need to decrease the pH of your pool or spa.” Should I get everything on target and winterize or do I just winterize.
Thanks in advance for any assistance I receive.