Hi, my new AGP was installed Monday. I started filling it with the hose (municipal water) so they could set the liner. I had a water company fill it yesterday with water from a hydrant up the road. I started up the pump/filtration system last night around 7:30 and let it run on high. I switched it to low speed before I left for work this morning. I can see the bottom of the pool but the water is cloudy. Tons of pollen in the air. The pool gets direct sun almost the entire day. Last night I added 3 gallons of Chlorox slowly into the return flow. I added a 2 lb container of granulated stablizer slowly to the skimmer. The stabilizer bottle states that 2 lb will treat 10k gallons so I know I'll need to build that up. This morning before I left for work, I used the test strips again and here are my #'s:
Water temp: 56 degrees brrr!
My plan tonite is to test with the TFT Test kit recommended on here. I ordered it ahead of time so I would be prepared. I'm also going to run a sample to the pool store. I want to use the BBB method and not be at the mercy of the pool store chemical sales people. Any advice on how to proceed from here? Do I need to shock a new pool? I've been reading this forum and Pool School as much as I can lately. So much great information!