I have a 14'x42" above ground pool that is only filled to 30 inches (due to small children), approx 2900 gallons. I have an intex cartridge filter that pumps 1000gph connected to the intex SWG and all appears fine on the readout from the SWG (no error messages). However, it is not yet generating chlorine. The pool has been up 3 days and is still clear. I ran the SWA for 32 hours plus another 18 or so when power went out on our street (fun!).
My test results today:
FC - 0
pH - 8.0
TA - 80
CYA - 0
I went to the local pool supply and they gave me dry muriatic acid, dry CYA and 2 gallons of 10% sodium hypochlorite. They advised to first add the muriatic acid (they suggested 6 oz, dry), wait 4 hours, then add 12oz of the sodium hypochlorite, then wait until the next morning and then add 30oz of the dry CYA.
Here's my question: does all that seem right to you, and is that the right order? I understand (thanks to this forum and poolmath) that CYA will reduce the ph so do I want to add the muriatic acid to lower it and then lower it again with the CYA?
Thank you so much!