We have had near record rainfall the past two weeks. I had drained the pool about 1/2 to lower the CYA (poor timing on my part). After re-filling the pool, the CH was around 225-250, the TA was around 100. Now I am seeing the CH around 200 and the TA about 110. To decrease the TA, I added enough acid last night to bring the Ph down to 7.2 and turned all the water features. I haven't checked the CYA lately, I have trouble reading it on cloudy days, but I would guess it is also lower than 40 now.
A couple of questions: Do I need to run the pump 24/7 with the water features to get the pH back up?
I will get some calcium chloride to raise the CH. What is the best way to put this in the pool? Do you mix it up first in a bucket, or just sprinkle in the pool? How much should I add at one time, and how long to wait before each application?
The pool looks great, I went through the SLAM process after refilling. I am keeping the FC between 5 and 7 and CC was 0 last test.
Water temperature is around 74.