My pool water is clear. I just spent a week getting rid of all the algae I had by maintaining shock levels. (just by adding 3 pucks every other day). I am using 3 inch tri chlor tabs (I have about 10 left). Current levels are
fc - 12
tc - 13
ta - 90
ch - 270
cya - 60
ph - 7.2
The pool calculator says to use 55oz borax, 40 oz baking soda, and replace 30% of my water.
1. I dont really want to replace 30% of the water, is this absolutely necessary?
2. Also should I do the baking soda or borax first or does it matter?
3. Should I pour all the chemicals in at once or do half, retest, and then do the other half if necessary? I dont want to put in too many chemicals and I also dont want to waste my testing kit. Pool school says borax will raise TA slightly so Im not sure if I need to use the full amounts from the pool calculator.
4. Do I just pour them into the skimmer? Or do I put them in a sock? Or do I put them in front of the return? Can I just dump them in, or do I have to pour them slowly?
Thank you for any help you can give me. I want to take care of the pool and not let it ruin my summer.