So, I know my levels and will share them. I know what I need to add. But as a precaution, I wanted to post here for a little hand holding and TLC.
Keep in mind, this is a fresh fill.
FC = .23 I know I need about a quart and a half of bleach. Nothing to worry about here.
ph = 7.2 I know this is where it needs to be but it will fluctuate once I add the other chemicals. I don't quote understand the relationship. So, I will re-test once complete and tackle this separately.
CH = 14ppm I need about 6 gallons or 63 lbs of calcium chloride. From what i'm reading this "ice-melt" or deicer. Does this get added to the skimmer or the pool? This is a lot of ice melt so I want to be sure I'm enough but don't want to over saturate.
TA = 18.2 = I need 21 lbs of baking soda. Again, does this get added to skimmer or all around the pool or in front of the returns.
CYA = 6 ppm - i know I need 12 lbs or a gallon and a half to reach desired levels. I know I should do this first and can continue to add in the other chemicals simultaneously. However, I can't find the granular stabilizer (without dichlor in the store) to use the sock by the skimmer method. Should I resort to the liquid and pour in the skimmer?
If I'm correct, I should start with cya, then add my chlorine, then ch, and ta. Does that sound right?
Thanks for your patience with me!