Hi there, just signed up, been lurking/reading awhile to get up to speed without making too repetitive a "newb" post.
I've got an aboveground, 10K gallon pool, seems like a good round number. Full sun. Gets alot of sun.
I bought a basic "poolshop" test kit at the local store. It's drops, they were really pushing the strips, no 'high-level" kits around. I will order one of the taylor kits y'all mention.
My question as I try to grasp the BBB system:
1. Can you give me a thumbnail sketch, or overview, of how much bleach I would be using on a regular basis, assuming I get the numbers where they should be, say everything is running on schedule? Trying to get an idea how many bottles of 1gal bleach I'd use a week for instance.
2. Trichlor pucks: Can I make good use of them to get started, build CYA? I've got a bucket of these from last year. I want to get away from them, because they will "overload the CYA" (I think : ) ), but I'm a little fuzzy on CC and CYA. Sounds like these pucks will build a good base of CYA to get started? Getting this CYA built up to hold thru full sun seems tricky.
SInce I put in the new liner/water a week ago, I've used 3 of these pucks and added about a gallon of bleach a day.
Numbers- Hard for me to tell on this kit, but with a puck in the floater and adding a gallon of bleach last night, FC is above 5ppm at noon today (bright yellow) and PH looks okay at about 7.5. It says wait 2 minutes for CC reading, but doesn't seem to change much.
I think I'll be able to tell better when I get a good kit, mostly curious about the affects of using these pucks to get started. I know that's kind of a loose overview,and repetitive of many posts, appreciate anytime you have on this puck thing.