I've had water in the pool for a little over 30 days now. I'm ready to start some real work on the chemicals. My TF-100 kit arrived about a week ago, I have not had a chance to play with it yet.
Pebble Plaster installed on 4/1/11. The equipment is listed at the bottom. I have a Liquidator installed, but not adding any chlorine (waiting for 30 days). In the mean time, I have been using some liquid chlorine and mostly BioGuard Silk Tablets in the floaters. Water is clear and I don't see anything wrong with it at this time.
I'm going to start with these suggested levels for the Pool Calculator:
Plaster with Bleach
20 min 2 target 3 shock 10
30 min 2 target 4 shock 12
40 min 3 target 5 shock 16
Since CYA is constantly increasing, should I aim for 30 instead of 40?
Liquid Chlorine is supposed to raise the pH, so should I leave it at 7.4 to start?
My last 5 test results are below. Is this the best plan?
Adjust CYA to 30...then
Adjust FC to 4...then
Adjust pH if necessary
TA looks to be within the range. The BioGuard guy wants be to bring it up to 125-150
Not much I can do about the CH, we have hard water here. We might install a water softener for the house. Does anyone use the house softened water in the pool? I know that I can't go too low on the CH.