I'm trying to get our water balanced so we can switch to a SWG. We replaced the liner & refilled the pool at the beginning of the month. Between the tap water & rain that filled the pool, I started with a TA of 240. Two weeks & a gallon and a half of muriatic acid later, my TA is still at 150. I believe I should be between 60 & 80 before I start the SWG, so I've still got some work to do. Is it okay if I go ahead & start dissolving salt in the pool while still adding MA? I want to get the SWG going ASAP so I have time to get the hang of it before the Independence Day holiday.
FWIW, I haven't really done anything to aerate in between acid applications. I've been out of town quite a bit, so the pH has just come back up on its own. I've also added a pound and a half of CYA. I'm guessing that put me at about 10. I know that needs to be higher, but I'm waiting to test because I don't have a lot of the CYA test chemicals. (...planning to order test kit refills soon.) I've also used about a pound of tri-chlor tabs along with about 4 gallons of 10%.