You folks probably get tired of answering the dumb questions first time users ask. I'll ask anyway and hope for an answer!
I have an inground plaster pool, 17,000 gallons. It's not new as I've had it for twenty years but am starting over again. It was a black Gunnite job to begin and was refinished with black Gunnite several years ago. (Hint: NEVER go for black Gunnite, but that is another story!). Last year I bit the bullet and painted the pool with a couple of coats of Epoxy EHB sky blue paint. This season I opened, power-washed, touched up the paint where tape had pulled off and now waiting for the truck to deliver fresh water. I ordered the TF-100 kit and magnetic stirrer last night after reading so much on the forum that my eyes are getting bloody. Great advice on here!
I have always used the packaged granular chlorine before but, if I understand correctly, I should and will be using liquid chlorine going forward.
What is the proper sequence for adding chlorine and other 'stuff' to bring the virgin water into spec? Of course, I don't have the kit yet so can't provide any specifics on the new water. I guess i could bring a sample to the pool store but am concerned about the validity of their testing based on my forum reading. Can I just add liquid chlorine for now and hold off on anything else until I get the kit? If so, how much should I add for a 17000 gallon pool that never had chlorine before? Would I be better off just running the filter and not adding chlorine until my kit arrives?
Apologies for the idiot questions - I want to be sure to do it right before I plunge in!