I have a 22' round 12,000 gal Intex pool, SWG filter, that I will be filling tomorrow (hopefully) with city water (live in Minneapolis). I have gone through most of this website and am still not positive what the first steps are after filling the pool. My main questions revolve around testing the water before adding chemicals or if you add a certain amount of chemicals, wait a day, and then test and adjust chemicals. So here are my questions...
1. Do I test the water before adding chemicals, or add chemicals, let it sit a day, and then test? (I feel dumb even asking this but...)
2. Since I have a SWG, can/should I still add some bleach to give the chlorine generation a head start?
3. Should I add CYA right away, or wait on this?
4. Same with PH. Do I add the acid right away?
I guess I don't know what is typically in city water regarding ph levels etc levels...
Thanks for answering my newbie questions.