I am just starting to open my pool for the season and got starting numbers to make sure I bought enough supplies. This is what I got:
TA = 50
borates = 20
Still covered (looplock), no chlorine added yet, I have not started the pumps and filters, and got the water sample from a skimmer accessible before removing the cover. I don't usually open this early but it's a little green and I don't want to wait and have it get worse.
My question: In what order should I tackle these issues? I want to avoid wasting acid and moving numbers up and down and up and down to get it balanced. Should I adjust TA with baking soda first, then lower pH and then do borates with the required amount of acid? I'm just not sure where to start here.... Thanks!