I need to lower the pH add CYA and shock because of algae due to not using chlorine because of 2 major leaks. I got the leaks fixed and now I need to adjust.
The pH is 8.0 because of the fill waters pH. I need to get the CYA to 30 and I'm not sure where I should lower the pH to.
I have two factors that may influence what I want to lower the pH to. I want to use two pool misters for 2-4 days depending on how well they work. They will be on a 1750 rpm for most of the time, but I was planning on increasing them to 2500 the speed I usually run the cleaner with for a few hours during the coldest part of the night because it works better than.
I'm also planning on using 1-inch tri-chlor until I run out because I hate wasting and that will lower the pH. With those two things....I'm not sure where I should get the pH to.
I don't know how much the Aeration will increase and I'm not clear on how fast Tri-Chlor lowers the pH. When I had the Chlorine level didn't seem to stay up while using the pucks...I think because of the leak. Since I've fixed the leaks it should hold and effect the pH more.
Also how should I go about adding CYA and Dry Acid which is what I have. I have pH minus which I think is the same thing no MA. pH minus or dry acid is the same as the dry acid on the pool calculator is that correct?
Do I add CYA or Acid first and how long in between. Also I'll need to shock the pool....which I'm thinking would be the last thing after adding the stabilizer and the acid...but I'm not sure.