So I finally have enough water in my 24 ft above ground (13.5k gallon) pool to turn on the filter.
Have a Hayward DE filter, 3/4 HP pump
My pool was filled with my well.
The pH is 7.8
FC is...well, gone every day.
CYA is 0
I'd like to get in this thing as soon as possible. As I've been filling it over the last couple of weeks, I've been adding bleach and the water looks nice (stuff on top, due to no skimming, but good otherwise).
I think, from everything I've read I want a pH around 7.5ish, a FC around 4 and a CYA of around 30...does this sound right?
I'd like to get in and running as soon as possible. I've done some pool math, and have plenty of bleach, so that's covered.
My questions are for the pH and the CYA.
pH: I want to lower it a tad, right? So I need some dry or muriatic acid to lower it a bit. Not sure if I should go for one or the other, but I think I need to hit a pool store because I need cyanuric acid anyway. Is there a pro/con for one over the other? Would I want to up the CYA and see if the process lowers the pH?
CYA: Is there a negative to using liquid (seems much quicker...ie in the water quicker) over solid?