When you guys add bleach, do you also add some muriatic acid to neutralize the pH effects?
From other sites i've read, 1 gal of sodium hypo is pH neutralized with 5 fl.oz. of MA.
If i'm gonna shock and initially bring the pH down to about 7.2 for higher sanitation strength, adding several gallons of bleach will raise pH back up. Wouldn't that cancel out my initial efforts of lowering to 7.2 in the first place?
Or should I lower pH to around 7.0 to compensate for the bleach before shocking?