I need to lower my Ph and according to the pool calculator, I need to add roughly 2 cups to muratic acid to the pool. I say roughly because I always have a very hard time "reading" the color on Ph I know it is higher than it needs to be and it might not be quite 8 pH, but it is high at 7.8 or 7.9.
so, I have a gallon jug of this stuff...do I just put on some safety glasses and pour from the gallon jug? Can I pour it into a plastic bowl first (that I've marked the 2 cup line on) and then pour into the pool? I understand that I need to pour slowly in front of the jets and leave the pump running for at least 30 minutes (will leave it on longer though). If we were going to swim, how long would we need to wait after adding the acid?