We are scheduled for pre-plaster on Thursday and plaster on Friday, but with all the rain in the forecast, I'm not sure if it will happen. I'm trying to get prepared. My husband picked up 4 bottles of 31% muriatic acid and I found this
for $2.50/gallon at Walmart today. It was, i think, 3.80 something. It's 10% sodium hypochlorite. Is this a good price and how many should I keep on hand? We will be responsible for the pool startup and I told my hubby to ask the plaster company what kind of startup they want us to do. We are doing the Wet Edge prism matrix. My husband's friend, who has worked for a pool company for probably 20 years, is supposed to come over and help us. I'm a little worried about what he tells us to do and that it may not be the TFP way. (I'm sure he knows A LOT about pools!) I keep trying to explain to my husband and keep encouraging him to do his research like I have so he can understand everything, but he's been so busy and chemistry doesn't seem as interesting as motorcycles!! He argues with me that using pucks is the way it's been done all these years and if most people do it, what's the problem! ugh!!! It's so frustrating trying to explain it to him!! So anyways, his friend told him to pick up 8 gallons of muriatic acid and 20 lbs of shock. Is that sodium hypochlorite with stabilizer? I know we will need to add cya, so is that the method. I'm still trying to learn and hoping I don't sound completely stupid! I just want to know exactly what I should do before he comes so I kinda sound like I know what I'm talking about! I've printed out all of the pool school and every category on there for reference and the pool startup sheet. Thanks!!