Hello all, hope your season has been problem-free so far.
I have an 18x36 rectangle inground Vinyl pool with a Hayward DE filter and an automatic chlorinator. I also have an AquaBot Turbo that I love, love, love!!!!!
This is my second season with my pool and I was able to open it successfully. My water is clear and my levels are good I just have some general questions about adding chemicals.
What should you add to a bucket of water and mix and what do you add directly to the pool? I know shock you obviously have to pre-dilute and pour into the pool, but what about things like phUP/phDOWN, ALKup, and Stabilizer? You also should never add anything to the skimmer except DE, right?
Also, can you add multiple chemicals at once or should you wait between each chemical? How long should you wait between each?
Suppose you had low pH and low free chlorine...would you add phUP, wait a day, and then shock?
Since my water is OK, I must be doing something right but I would just like to know the rules for chemical application. Thanks!