So per my signature, new pool owner, gunnite/concrete. currently working at getting Ph and CYA under control thanks to all of your helpful advice. My wife at pool store today and they are saying that it is incredibly important that I talk to our pool builder about when exactly to add calcium hardness because if we don't add it at the right time the wall of the pool will become glassy and start cutting our fingers and toes. Really?
ph >8.6(after 50-60 pounds of dry acid- switching to muriatic acid today) TA 60 CYA 30 (I know I know workin on it)
calcium hardness 180 Chlorine at 0 despite running SWG at 85% 24/7- getting that looked at too
My understanding is Ph and CYA controlled first, then worry about getting Calcium Hardness up
can I work on Ph and CYA at same time? add CYA to skimmer in sock while also pouring muriatic acid in pool or should I do it separately?
As an aside, I am incredibly discouraged this wonderful new experience has been nothing but stress and frustration for the past 2 months.