not sure what to do! I use the http://www.poolcalculator.com after I tested the water using my awesome TF Test kit. Here are the readings:
water color: cloudy and green
I'd like to get my numbers within range of what's recommended on this site however, I'm not sure how exactly to increase the pH - 7.5-7.8 using borax and increase my TA to between 70-90 using baking soda - I fear I'm going to screw something up because I seem to recall you add one, wait and add the other and one or both should be mixed before adding to the pool. According to the calculator, it says to add 84 oz of borax to bring up the pH and 21#s of baking soda to bring the up the TA however, I'm not quite sure how to add them? May I add them one right after another? Do they just go right into the pool or do I have to mix first? Do I do one then wait a specified period of time then add the other? I'm also adding a minimum of 6% bleach at a rate of approx 480 oz (5 jugs) per hour and testing the FC, CC and TC every hour with major drops (which I expected).
Thanks and Happy Memorial Day weekend!