I started to post this in another thread then decided to start a new thread because of multiple questions.
How fast can you add Muriatic acid? I have been told 3 different things from the same Leslies so i don't know what to believe. I have been trying to get everything balanced out so I can switch to SWG but my results keep jumping around. I did a search here and checked the pool school but could not find an answer to my question.
I will post the last few test results from Leslies.
Aug 31 pool had algae starting.
added 3 gal of acid over two days. added 15 lbs of hardness plus
sept 02 pool had algae over entire floor.
shocked pool with 1 gal bleach then 7 lbs of shock (it is what I had left) the next day to kill algae.
I added 1/2 gal of acid last night
The pool is clear but I have a stain (comes off with vitamin C). I am trying to get the TA 100 so I can add some stain remover.
My two questions are:
How fast can I add acid?
And one more question about the CYA. They tell me to drain a foot and add water to get the CYA down. Why is this the last thing to always do because when I add the water it seems to throw my balance off again? It seems like this should be the first thing to do then balance the new water.