Sorry if found elsewhere but I've read pool school, AGP, this board, etc. and can't find steps for initial start-up of a permanent AGP. (I read temp pool start up in pool school).
I have TF-100 on hand. Pool will go up Monday, 9 August unless unforeseen circumstances prohibit. I've read all of pool school and understand the basic terminology and chemistry. I have CYA, Trichlor Pucks, and Dichlor granules on hand from the pool store when I bought the pool months back. I've bought bleach and baking soda and plan on going BBB from start. Will use city water. No hardness issues though tends to have sulfur smell at times and unfortunately this week has been one of those.
1. Since I have Dichlor granules and need to establish a base CYA level anyway, can I use trichlor for initial start-up? Will the pool calculator assist with that? (pucks will be kept for vacations).
2. Whether dichlor or bleach, am I just adding chemicals and testing daily for four days like a temp pool?
Any assistance or proper link is appreciated.