I'm going to be starting up an Intex 16' x 48" pool next week. (holds about 5000 gallons).
We will be filling it with our well water, which will take about 3 days based on how long I can run my well pump each day. We have a 5000 gallon storage tank and I don't want to draw more than about 1500-2000 gallons a day from it.
This well seems to have very little iron it it as the storage tank is very clean and the water very clear.
I got the TF100 kit and ran a test on the raw well water:
Looking at the Pool School Beginner's Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools, I would use about 10 oz of dichlor a day for 4 days to get a CYA of 30, but for a SWG setup the recommended CYA is ~70, so I assume I would use 10 oz of dichlor a day for 9 days, correct?
With my TA being 160 and the target for a SWG being below 80, is it more important to adjust pH with Borax to get it to 7.5 and then use acid and aeration to get the TA down or just aerate to get the pH up from 7.3 to 7.5 while reducing TA?
In other words, which takes priority, pH or TA?