I started on Saturday with 100% new fill water. (Thanks for walking me through that!) I plan to switch to SWG once I hit the levels recommended in the Water Balance for SWG's post.
My current numbers are:
TC - 8
FC - 7.5
pH - 7.2
CH - 50
TA - 110
CYA - added stabilizer today, will test in a week
I'd like to add borates using the boxes of Borax I have left over from last year. The TA of 110 is higher than recommended, but Pool School says not to worry about lowering TA just to hit a target number. I have no concern with CSI, and have not had past had issues with pH drifting up. Is it okay to start slowly adding borax in increments without worrying about the increase to TA (30/box in my case)?
During this week I am waiting to test CYA, do I maintain chlorine levels appropriate (per the chlorine/CYA chart) for the amount of CYA I have just added using the pool calculator, or lower levels not considering the stabilizer I added today?