New to the forum but have been reading the TFP site and got one of the test kits a while ago. I'm a medical provider and brew beer so I'm good with basic Chemistry and pH (Acid base balance)
My question: For regular adding of liquid bleach to keep the FC at maintenance levels do I need to adjust the pH first?
Here in Austin our tap water is super basic IE pH around 8 all the way to 8.1. I am having to use a lot of acid to keep my levels where TFP and the kits recommend. No biggie. I know before I shock the pool I am supposed to adjust the pH and get it to around 7.4.
The prior owners used cheap *** tabs and the CYA is off the charts. Austin is in a drought and IF (City is being strict about this) I could drain and refill the pool it would cost me around $600. My plan was to just use liquid bleach all summer and let the CYA evaporate and dilute out with regular topping off of the pool.