Hi everyone, just setup a new Intex 16x48 5000 gallon pool (no SWG) Saturday and had the water tested today at a local pool store. I also got a HTH 6 way kit and tested just to see how close it came to the pool store analysis. It was pretty close for the items it tested with the exception of FC and CC which is not covered by the kit.
After reading many topics as well as pool school I'd like to try the BBB method. I plugged the numbers into the pool calculator and added 36oz of 6% bleach tonight but I have not made any other changes. I'm unsure if I should make all recommended changes at once or work on one number at a time until it is within range and them work on another.
So is it ok to add chlorine, baking soda etc.. per the pool calculator recommendation at once and then retest later to see where the numbers fall? If anyone has any suggestions on the best way to get my numbers balanced other than just do what the calculator says please post it up. If I'm using the BBB method and need to lower pH should I use muriatic acid per the calculator or is there another product that goes with BBB?
Thanks for any info
FC - .5
CC - 1.2
pH - 7.8
TA - 47
CYA - 10