Thanks! I am definitely learning a lot today. I should have done more research beforehand, but I trusted the pool store. Definitely not going back.Grumpyvet, I'm so disappointed that the pool store you purchased from sold you so many overpriced, unnecessary chemicals. I will say they build better pools than they "chemicalize" as the old "doc" there made an error on my first and only pool store test when new and was the cause of my finding this pool site too 9 years ago.
Trust that TF-100 test kit. Try using the simpliest version of the chemicals you do need to add to the pool. Don't hesitate to holler at me if you need on the spot help, Skippy and I can make a house call. (with mask!)
Liquid Chlorine, powdered stabilizer, baking soda and borax on occasion, muriatic acid PRN.
Thanks, I moved it around with the brush and it dissolved fairly quickly.I would start brushing it around until it dissolves, the pump running or not will not make a difference because the granules just go to the bottom. CYA is a mild acid and may stain your liner.
You don't want tablets, especially not the Chloroxblue tablets. Why not is explained in How to Chlorinate Your Pool - Trouble Free PoolGetting ready to head to the store now. I'm just gonna buy a whole bunch. How much do you guys keep on hand? I saw when I was there yesterday that Clorox makes some chlorine tablets you just put in your skimmer, is that a viable option as well or should I not worry about alternatives and stick with bleach?
Don't sweat the TA. Just deal with the pH. You can do it now, or wait until it goes up to 8.0. Aim low, but leave a little wiggle room, so maybe target 7.3. That will do the most to reduce the TA. The pH will bounce back up to 7.6 or so pretty fast, like a day or two, so don't be alarmed if you test and see that.Hey guys, I'm back with the results of my second weekly test. I have just been putting in a 128oz jug of the Pool Essentials chlorine from Walmart. Pool Math app says all my numbers are good except TA outside the recommended range of 50-90. I also had to refill the pool about 1.5 inches do to evaporation, then it ended up raining most of the next day so I figured it would be way out of wack.
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