It has been a while since I posted anything on here. I just installed my own liner last weekend. The pool and equipment sat idle for a few months over the winter. I had a big rip in the shallow end of the old liner, so a complete replacement was needed. The old liner was pretty brittle also. I suspect an M80 firwaork had something to do with the rip.
The new liner is in, the water is pretty and clear. It's still relatively cool here (in the 70's most days). I'm trying to get the chlorine level up to the 5 ppm range using shock and tablets so far. I notice that I lose all chlorine over night, which tells my I have something in the system (probably old algae in the pipes and filter) using up the chlorine as fast as I put it in.
The pH is about 6.8, TA about 10. I know these need to come up, but would the correct approach be to focus on chlorine first? From past expexperience I know bad things can happen when you try to adjust too many things at the same time. I bleached my old liner out doing all the wrong things, and my wife will kill me if I do it again.
I'll have more questions, but for now, this is the burning one.
Thanks for all the great information here. I'm looking through the older posts to figure out my question above, but I figure it doesn't hurt to ask in the meantime.
Just noticed my signature is wrong. I have a 24k gallon pool. I'm in Spanish Fort, AL. Rainbow 320 chlorinator and sand filter. 16.5 x 35.5 grecian style pool with vinyl liner.