New poster but I have been reading alot. I have an above ground round pool. Dont remember the size but my test sheets say 14,500 Gallons. Going to try and verify when I get home. I bought the biggest avaliable sand filter and pump with the pool. Also going verify sizes. Got pool stored and was sold a perma-salt system. It has been in for 4 years and was impressive at keeping water clear, but I was not aware at the risks I was taking by running no Chlorine. The element has died so now I am now going to take up the TFP methods.
I have ordered the TF-100 test kit and it will arrive in next day or two, but I took a water sample to a "new to me" pool store today and here are my results.
The pool store seemed to agree with the majority of the information I have learned from here and advised me to do the following.
1) bring up TA with 8lbs of poollife Alk Plus
2) bring up CYA with 3lbs of poollife stabalizer to reach 20ppm
3) shock with 2 jugs of 12.5% chlorine
4) run 2 cholrine tablets in my filter basket at all times I assume this is a dicholr or trichlor
From what I can figure by my research here using pool math my goals and actual plan of action are as follows
1)bring up TA with 54oz by weight or 44oz by volume baking soda
2)bring up CYA using the whole 4lbs stabalizer I bought at store
3)bring up FC by using one jug 121oz of 8.25% bleach I got from walmart
5)run dicholr or trichlor to continue to add to the CYA to reach goal then move to the 12.5% cholrine to mantain FC
Any suggestions or corrections?
Thank You in advance.