Hello! Newbie here. Hope I'm posting correctly (feel free to correct any errors Just purchased Taylor test kit this week. I have done quite a bit of adjusting to my water and am almost there but not sure what the next step should be. I have lowered my TA with Muriatic Acid, then raised pH with Borax (was 6.9), added stabilizer (was 0), and super shocked with cal hypo. My concern is I am unable to maintain an adequate FC level.
water crystal clear, blue
added 3-1lb bags of cal hypo two days ago, FC 10, yesterday FC 4, today 0.2
Should I be adding chlorine every day?
The pool store recommended shocking with 3 bags of dichlor weekly, I do not want my cya lever to go too high, would you recommend cal hypo or liquid chlorine and how much how often? I cannot find bleach in my area cheaper than our pool store's liquid chlorine for comparable % of avail chlorine.
This is my first time not running to pool store every week and buying what they tell me. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Also sorry if I got any of the terminology wrong or didn't list pertinent info.