This is my first time posting here. I'm pretty new to maintaining a pool, albeit a small above ground pool. I got a new Intex Ultra Frame 18' x 48" pool. The capacity to where I have it filled currently is 6,900 Gallons. Along with the pool, I picked up the HTH 6-in-1 test kit.
My levels have been pretty decent to begin with (except CYA) but I've been unable to really maintain it in the past 5 days and now it's beginning to get a little cloudy. I will admit I made what appears to be a rookie mistake and did not add stabilizer to the pool to begin with which after reading through Pool School appears to be why my levels have been bouncing all around.
For the first couple days, I was using HTH 3-in-1 chlorine tabs (though they had absolutely no effect). That was when I found this site and found the BBB method which I have been starting to use now.
Currently, my test levels are as follows:
FC - 0
Ph - 8.4
TA - 190
TH - 320
CYA - 0
I have used the pool calculator to find what I need to add which apparently is:
Stailizer - 38oz
Dry Acid - 22oz
Bleach (8.25%) - 42oz
I currently have 20oz of stabilizer in a sock hanging above the filter output of the pool.
Do I need to wait until the stabilizer is dissolved before adding acid / bleach? Is there any order I should be doing this in? I didn't find anything in Pool School saying as such, but I may have missed it.