Hello all! Just purchased house with an IG vinyl liner pool. I will eventually get my signature put together as recommended (some of the stuff I just don't know yet - opening in a week), but a few key points: vinyl liner 40x20 IG pool in NJ.
As I mentioned, am having the pool company that has previously maintained this pool open it for me this Friday. After finding this site, I am absolutely going to try the TFP method and have already purchased a TF-100 test kit but have NOT tested the water yet. I started conducting an inventory of the chemicals the previous owner left in the garage. A few questions on each one (given that I will be using TFP):
1. Two big buckets of calcium hypochlorite (one is Leslie's Power Powder Pro, other the HTH Granular). While I plan on using liquid chlorine, any reason I shouldn't just use this stuff while I have it? Any downsides? HOW do I use this to chlorinate?
2. Big bucket of Leslie's Alkalinity Up. Presuming this is to increase total alkalinity. Any reason I shouldn't use this in lieu of baking soda while I have it?
3. Big bucket of Leslie's Soda Ash. Presuming this is to increase pH. Any reason I shouldn't use this in lieu of Borax while I have it?
4. Big bucket of Leslie's Hardness Plus. What is this for?
Finally, for what I do not need, any tips on how I get rid of it? Our county has hazardous materials disposal days, but they do not explicitly include or exclude pool chemicals. Any general tips?
I will be back with more info as pool is opened, I learn more, etc. Thanks!!!