Hey all. Been doing a TON of research over the last week or 2 on pool care. So much information, and not much of it has a straight answer.
13,000 gallons, AG Vinyl. Plan is to use the BBB method - materials have been sourced. 10% Chlorinating liquid, CYA Dry, Muriatic Acid 31.45%, Borax, and Baking Soda. Anything else?
So far the cover has been cleaned off (mostly), all the plumbing is hooked up, filter has been rinsed, and i've topped off to the bottom of the return port with treated city water. I have't taken the cover off completely but the water and liner looks spectacularly clean and clear (brand new liner installed prior to home purchase, and filled from empty using city tap water supply).
I plan on filling the rest of the way and uncovering this weekend, and getting the pump running.
First step is to test i know (Taylor 2006 kit is on it's way). I'll post results when i have them.
So from what i understand the general order of operations is to get the Alkalinity within range 80-120 (or at least 50), then pH balance (7.8±), then shock to 10ppm and keep it there till losses stabilize? Then test CYA?
According to the calculator i'm using, if FC is zero to begin with, i'll need to add just shy of 3 gallons of 10% chlorine to get to 10%? Is that right?