CYA 50 ( my pool store said much higher, but I have done this several times, they reported 130, but said fine between 30-200 )
Water is 86 degrees.
I have an OTO test kit with a Taylor on the way. (as an aside the Taylor is cheaper from the manufacturer than Amazon )
I am a new pool owner and have finally found this site. I was a little impatient when I found a little algae in my pool and wnt a little overboard with shock packages ( put two in about 30 hours ago ).
I do not have the capacity to measure FC yet but will soon.
I also overdid a bit and added too much alkalinity plus (hth product). I raised my TA from 80 to 140 with 5 lbs of the HTH Alka plus material. The pool is somewhat cloudy but I think this is related to the algae that I recently killed.
I have started aerating the pool to help raise the PH in preparation for lowering the alkalinity somewhat.
Finally to my question... I have 8 lbs of sodium bisulfate (left by previous owner) which says it will lower my PH. Will it also lower the Alkalinity? Pool calculator is suggesting that I add 17 oz of washing soda or 33oz of Borax