Today is the day!!! The pool will be finished, it has been filled and running for a week, the pb did the start up and balanced the water. He is coming today to finish a few last things, make a few equipment adjustments and bring the last pieces of equipment. Last week once he started the fill I went ahead and ordered the most important equipment, my tf100 xl w/ speed stir! it arrived in less than 48 hrs!! Well done!! Thanks Dave! I then went last Saturday and purchased MA, bleach, borax, baking soda and 16 lbs of CYA Well since I am not sure what type of start up he is doing I have not tested the water. Yesterday, I could not stand it anymore, I got out my test kit and started to test ph and Cl, ph=8.2 Cl=2 I stopped right there! Being that the pb has not turned it over to me and I am not sure what type of start up he is using. I did not want to do anything and give him any possible reason blame me for anything not going right during the start up. Was/is this the correct thing to do or should I have taken control and started the BBB method? I figured since he is handing me the reigns today, I will do a complete set of tests this evening and commence the inaugural BBB on our newly completed pool!!!