Ok we just started up the pool over the weekend and added our first chemicals to the water yesterday.
Fill was city water approximately 14K gallons
Yesterday was the startup with the pool builder. He added 4lbs of CYA and 2 bottles of Beautec Scale remover. Then after measuring the PH at 7.8-8.0 added 24oz of Muratic Acid.
I was instructed to keep the PH at 7.2 with acid additions as needed, and to add 1 entire gallon of 12.5% chlorine they provided this morning - and when I run out of the second gallon they provided to use bleach as needed for any further additions. This is to continue for 28 days when we will then convert to salt.
Here is the test this morning before adding chlorine:
Now according to pool math the FC target of 5 as instructed I was adding just under double the amount of bleach needed for the target - but this was my only addition I was told to add without measure by the pool builder.
SO how does this look???
Our pump is running, and the water clouded up a bit once the chlorine was added and I did a good brushing. I expect that the CYA may creep up a bit more as he dumped the powder right into the skimmer basket, so it may still take a while to totally integrate.