Ok, first, I'm using old chemicals while I wait for my TY replacements to come in the mail. That said, and unless the old chems are making the numbers waaay off, it appears I'm in need of CYA (always start at what appears '0' but I'm sure there's 'something' there), and of course bleach.. But my pH is around 8.0 and TA is through the roof at around 260 (always runs high, but not this bad).
I'm heading out to start off with about 4# of stabilizer (will need to add more, I assume), and dump in bleach. But at what point should I add acid to get the pH down? Or could the old chems be that far off and I should wait till the new stuff arrives? Either way, what is the best order to add, etc? By the way, water is clear. Thanks!