I am a new pool owner and will be opening my pool soon. Upon reading posts to this site it appears that having your pool chemicals balanced correctly is essential to maintaining a healthy pool. Is there any guidance on how this should be done? Should I shock first, take some water tests and then adjust accordingly? Should I aim for PH first, FC next, and so on. I have seen many posts on how to adjust the chemicals, but not in which order? As any adjustment seems to effect other components of a balanced pool, I was wondering if I could get some guidance.