Using K-2006 per TFP recommendation (before joining TFP, we were going to use strips), initial fill water from local utility:
FC = 0
CC = 0
pH = 8.4
TA = 60
CYA = 0
Using PoolMath and accurate pool volume from carefully recorded water meter readings during fill:
We added over five days three partial doses of CYA, three partial doses of baking soda, one dose of No-More-Muriatic-Acid, trichlor with feeder, and two GLB SuperSonic shocks (serious clouding after second shock <apparent CC> cleared overnight with pump on high speed (yesterday's readings: FC = 0; CC = >1)).
Today's test results:
FC = 3.2
CC = 0
pH = 7.3
TA = 100 (out of baking soda, or I'd add a touch more)
CH (not tested)
CYA = 30 (guess - I'm out of reagent, but added CYA yesterday per PoolMath to achieve 30 from ~20 reading. More reagent ordered from TFtestkits.)
original feeder setting = 2
moved to 2.5 a few days ago
moved to 2.75 today.
Having a quality road map is so very helpful !!! Thank you so much, TFP.
Radiant Pool's regional and national sales reps plan to visit our install next week. Radiant saw our pics on TFP, and noticed our pool did not have some structural parts they now provide as standard on the model of pool we bought a year ago. They are providing those parts at no charge, and are visiting to help install them
Yeah for customer support (and protecting their warranty exposure no doubt)!
PS: we do expect some chemistry related hiccups/issues along the way, but our first experience using TFP methods is very comforting and confidence building