Ok... so we filled our pool a little over a week ago. Poll company started it on trichlor pucks.... I let that be to get the CYA up some.... The day after the pool was filled it rained a lot!.... now it has rained again last night.... so I have drained the pool down twice since being filled. We are expecting some more rain tomorrow I believe and again later in the week. Pool is still does not look perfectly clear yet... but could be the rain or just all the brushing. I did a full set of tests this morning.... here they are:
FC - 3.0
CC - .5
PH - 7.8
TA - 50
CH - 100
CYA - 25
My question is.... once the pool is down to a normal level should I go ahead and add some baking soda to get TA up and some calcium chloride to raise CH... I will add some muriatic acid to lower PH a bit as well. With more rain and probably more draining over the next week I guess this is something to just keep checking as the water levels go up and down? Plan to use up the small amount of trichlor pucks the PB left then move straight to bleach.
Also... is there a need to clean the filter after a couple of weeks or 1st month from the new plaster and brushing quite a bit?
One more thing.... when adding all these chemicals.... do I need to wait a little bit between adding them? Or can I add them one after the other? Should pump be on full speed or ok to be at a lower speed?
Our pump runs at 1750rpm from 8am-8pm.... kicks up to 3450 during the cleaning period... 9am-11am daily.
Thanks for any input and guidance....