I tested my water 2 days ago and my TA was 60 ... but I didn't adjust it to bring it up since I didn't have baking soda on hand. It also occurred to me that we just had a rain storm the day before and the rain could have brought it down. I tested it again this morning and it is back to 80 - which is within the recommended levels here for vinyl pool with bleach as chlorine. However, I would like to add a pool cooler to my return later in this season when the pool starts to feel like a bath. So, my question is - at what point do you adjust TA to bring it up as with regular aeration it will be low, but when I remove the aeration will it be too high ... Or should I just leave it where it is and not adjust at all. ... My pH is 7.5 so all is well with that too. ... Or do all of these things change as the season progresses and temperatures rise?
I have not had to adjust anything but add stabilizer and bleach since opening the pool 3 weeks ago. - I slammed for 24 hours and passed the overnight test - no algae seen / water is clear.