I thought it would be easier to plug in the PS directions and ask my questions accordingly:
Your builder will normally take care of the first five steps and then turn it over to you.
* Check all equipment and make sure it's functional.
This is all the PB is doing, the rest is up to me...btw, is it normal for a PB to NOT give a homeowner start up info if they decide to do it themselves? They seem slightly annoyed by all of my questions.
* Circulate the water, add sequestrant. Run pump 24 hours a day for first week.
Do I need to add the sequestrant right away or just sometime within the same day as turning the pumps on?
* Watch the filter pressure and clean the filter as soon as it rises 8-10 psi and right after vacuuming. The plaster dust might clog the filter quickly so keep an eye on it and clean the filter as needed.
* After the first 48 hours vacuum daily before brushing using a vacuum head with brushes (such as used in vinyl pools) instead of wheels to prevent marring the plaster. Clean filter after vacuuming.
So after the water has circulated 24 hours, do my first vacuum then brush? I got a standard vacuum head for plaster pools, is this really going to damage the plaster? PB said it should be fine, your thoughts?
* After 72 hours add the CYA and then the chlorine SLOWLY to gradually bring it to the desired level.
Is it okay to start with the pucks in a floater to get the initial levels started? And I am adding CYA seperately right?
* Continue to brush, vacuum, test water balance, and clean the filter for one to two weeks, or 3 days after you see no plaster dust coming off when you brush.
Also, I keep reading Alkalinity is key...when do I adjust for this? Do I retest the water after the sequestrant and then adjust?
Sorry for so many questions, I just want to make sure I do this right! Thanks again!