I have found this site to be a great resource. I was given a 24 ft, above ground pool. After weeks of moving dirt, putting the pool up, taking it down, etc, I have finally gotten the pool up and filled. The filter ran for a day and cleared up the water nicely. I bought a startup kit online and started following the steps but I think I didn't need to do them. I used Doheny's metal out to the recommended level(12fl oz) and one bag of super shock plus, then a little water clarifier.
The water seemed to take a step backwards as far as clarity goes. I have the TF-100 test kit and ran all the tests this morning. The water is more clear than yesterday. I want to use the TFPC method. I haven't added any bleach yet, or any CYA(the stuff i have is called stabilzer 100) Here are the results.
PH - 7.5
FC - 5
CC - .5
TC - 5.5
CYA - 0 (I ran the test and could see the black dot the whole time)
I added a littler Lo'N slo(sodium Bisulfate this morning to try to lower the ph a little and I hooked up a shopvac that i have blowing air into the poo to aerate it. I will retest in about an hour and see where I'm at.
Should I wait to add bleach and Cyanuric acid until I get my TA down? Thank you for any help anyone can give. Let me know if you need more information. I really want to get this baby up and running as soon as possible. I have a 6 year old daughter and twin 4 year old boys who have been asking and asking and asking when they can finally get in the pool! Thanks again,