Ok, so I've been adding a 121oz jug of 8.25% bleach everyday and running the pump consistently on low speed while I've been waiting on my Taylor K-2006 to arrive. It came in today so after the kiddos got out of the pool I ran my tests. I put a jug of bleach in this morning before work, that was the last time anything has been added.
Here are my numbers (I have no idea if I did this right)
I plugged these into the pool calculator and I think it's telling me to add:
1) 2 quarts/3 cups of 8.25% bleach
2) 40oz of 31.45% muriatic acid
3) 38lbs of calcium chloride (I have a vinyl AG so do I really need to worry about this? Are there any benefits?)
4) 5lbs 11oz of stabilizer (I purchased Aqua Chem from Lowes. I keep reading about putting this in a sock or something and hanging it in front of the return...can it just be dissolved in a 5 gallon bucket and added all at once?)
If this is correct, should I add all of this at once or do I need to break it up somehow?
I'm also leaving for a two week vacation this Saturday morning. The timing sucks but it's been planned for awhile. What can I do to prevent having a nasty pool when I come home mid July?
Thank you so much for answering my questions. I can't wait to get the hang of this and become self-sufficient!!