Total chlorine .5 ppm
Free chlorine .5 ppm
Total Alkalinity 50 ppm
Calcium Hardness 125 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids 1,800 ppm
21.9 lbs of Alkalinity increaser
2.2 Gallons of liquid chlorine
8.7 lbs of stabilizer
35 lbs of calcium hardness increaser.
I am currently adding 7 lbs of stabilizer. I first added some mixing it in a bucket and pouring it in front of return jets. I am adding the majority with the sock method I have read about on this forum. I have one in the skimmer basket and two floating.
I do have a couple questions. I know the pool store is a business so I might be able to get chemicals cheaper elsewhere and they might try to sell me more than I need. But if their requirements are correct, it is okay to go ahead and add the stabilizer, sodium bicarbonate and calcium increaser at the same time? Their sheet says 10 lbs of alkalinity increaser every 2 hours and the same for calcium hardness increaser. So should I go ahead and add 10 lbs of each increaser every 2 hours or 10 lbs of one every two hours, while the stabilizer is still dissolving. And should I wait until all the other chemicals are in before adding the chlorine?
Oh and any suggestions on where to get the chemicals cheaper?