TA 120 (fluctuates between 120 and 130)
I want to bring my numbers in range for a SWG. I want to bring TA down to 80 or 90 so I'm going to add muriatic acid today. I'm thinking to calculate, I will bring PH to 7.1. I've never used muriatic acid before so have a couple of questions:
I have a vinyl lined pool, so I will get a 5 gallon bucket of pool water and add the acid to that, then slowly poor in front of a return, correct?
How long does it need to circulate? After that period of time, is it okay to cover the pool with solar cover? Oh wait, I'll need to aerate so guess the solar cover should be kept off until PH is back to good level. Also, how long after adding, is it safe to swim?
For getting the PH back up, I will turn the jets upwards. We also have a small pool cover pump. Would putting that on a step of my ladder do anything for aeration?
Lastly, after TA is in range, I would like to bring up my CYA to 75 or 80. How long after doing the muriatic acid addition should I wait before adding the CYA (I will be using liquid stabilizer).
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.