I've been silenting learning here over the past month while waiting for our pool to be installed. I grew up with a pool but I'm definitely a lot rusty on all of this I have my TF100 kit in-hand but I haven't tested anything yet--can't wait, I was a chem major when I started out in college--and read Pool School...I'm sure I'll still be referring back to it often though.
I know I need to add chlorine (to get myself to 3-4ppm) and CYA (to get myself to 30 ppm for now) to start. I used the pool calculator and came up with the following for my 11,700 gallon round 21', 54" depth AG pool:
47 oz/wt or 49 oz/vol of CYA/Stabilizer - I have 2lbs (32 oz) of Stabilizer that came with the pool startup kit, so I'll need to go out and get another pound (should I go ahead and get any more or is it not necessary...we'll probably have the pool open for another 1.5 months). I know once you add it, it's not really going anywhere unless there's significant water replacement, but I didn't know if I should shoot for a number higher than 30ppm at this point (but I guess that will depend on how fast my chlorine is dissipating once I get things up and going).
97 oz of 6% bleach or 8.6 oz/wt of 73% cal-hypo - I have 1 lb of 73% cal-hypo that came with the startup kit. Is there any reason not to use this? If I can use it, how should I add this to the pool since it's a granular substance? (I'm sure I can look this up in Pool School as well but I need to run off to get my child who is waking from his nap soon.) Since I only have 1 lb of cal-hypo, I'll still need to make a run to the store for bleach (probably Aldi's or WallyWorld ).
Does my math compute here? Am I missing anything critical at this point? I know I may need to adjust my PH after I get those things in there when I start testing and testing and testing but is there anything else?