This is my first year as a pool owner, the pool itself being about 8 years old. I read through this forum and am learning the BBB method and have recently purchased the K2006 testing kit as well.
I just recently cleaned up the calcium scale in my pool by adding 4 gallons of muriatic acid. 48 hours later the scale is gone but as expected the alkalinity and pH are too low to register on the testing kit. Even the Dpd test is not turning the water pink so chlorine levels are very low too.
Can some one please help in the sequence and how much of BBB to add at a time to bring the chemicals back to balance. I read somewhere that the alkalinity needs to be brought up slowly, only so much of baking soda to be added every 3-4 days, run/not to run the pump just after adding baking soda etc. I need some guidance here.
I have a 10,000 gallon concrete pool.