Sorry if these questions are already asked (I'm sure they are somewhere), but I couldn't find them with the search tool.
I just got a brand new pool, and it's only been filled with water about a week. I have a test kit on order already after trying to go to the pool stores and receiving different readings (and then reading on here that getting my own kit is better). However, the test 'strips' that the pool company gave me and the stores all say that my TA and PH are high. So I've started adding muratic acid to lower PH, but it doesn't seem to be having a big impact. I'm not adding the fully amount recommends, for fear of damaging the interior finish of the pool.
The interior finish is blue pebble tec, and like I said, it's brand new. So, do I need to treat the pool any differently chemical-wise during the first month or so while the Pebble Tec cures?
Also, how do I add Chlorine and Muratic Acid (and future chemicals) into the pool? All the posts I find say to add it in front of a return jet. My only returns though are the skimmer basket and the drain in the bottom/center of the pool (I have an in-floor popup system). So where do I add the chemicals? Just in front of the skimmer basket I have a lagoon area (about a 1 1/2 deep), so I haven't wanted to pour anything into the water in FRONT of that since it's so shallow. So far, I've just been pouring it slowly into the deep end and hoping the in-floors are stirring up enough water to properly mix the water.
Thanks for the help!