Purchased a Hayward SWG and prior to installing, the mfg recommends adding metal remover and algaecide to the water. Manual states for all pool sizes:
"The pool's chemistry must be balanced BEFORE activating the SwimPure Plus. NOTE: If the pool does not have new water, add 1 quart (1 liter) of metal remover and 1 quart (1 liter) of non-copper based algaecide to the pool, per manufacturer's instructions. This ensures a quick, troublefree transfer to the SwimPure Plus system."
I'd appreciate your expert advice on the following couple issues:
1. I purchased a quart of Proteam Metal Remover and a quart of Polyquat 60 but am unsure of the best application method. Do I add the products one after the other on the same day or a few hours or a day apart? Also, shall I add the entire amount per the mfg recommendations? Seems like that quantity may be overkill for my pool size which is aprox 13,500 gallons.
2. Next, my CH is a bit low for optimum SWG water balance. Since tentative plans are to install the SWG on Friday I will do the above prep first and then increase the CH after the install. Any problem with that?
Current test readings from a few minutes ago (added borates 56 hours ago):