Hi - I'm Martin and have just finished building a vinyl lined, wood walled pool on a slope. I've perused this forum for a few weeks and am impressed with the camaraderie and info disseminated. Pool School is very nice - kudos to those who compiled all the data and directions.
Since I'm starting up the pool, I've ordered the TF100 test kit. The local pool store gave me the following #s this AM:
I've added a gal. of 6% bleach every other evening since Sunday. With no CYA, I guess it's gone in no time. I'm ~50 miles north of Los Angeles and we get LOTS of sun.
From the Pool Calculator I estimate I'll need 2.5#s baking soda, 4 #s CYA and a little more than 2 qts of 12.5% liquid chlorine. Do I need to shock the pool?