Just purchased a house with a 12' x 24' above ground rectangle pool. (8600 gal) is what Jason's calculator said hopefully that is right.
They used baq last year and we want to use the BBB method.
I just got everything hooked up (Hayword 1.5 hp pump) and a 100lb sand filter. Intake is a skimmer.
Finally got all the leaks out.
When we took the cover off a week ago it wasn't really green or anything just had some leaves in it, I assumed we had no chlorine since it had been all winter and they used baq.
I poured in 268 oz of 6% bleach per Jason's calculator. Nothing happened no cool colors or anything like I've been reading.
I got my TF100 today and tested and FC is at 0 and PH is at 7.8
I'm off to Wal-mart to get some PH down (Forget which B that is, gotta look it up).
I've never taken care of a pool in my life, so I'm just trying to read and get it all right.
Now the questions:
1.) Should the filter be running the whole time when I'm checking these levels and doing the conversion.
2.) After I add the pH down (what level should I go to 7.2 or 7.4??) how long do I wait before testing the pH to see if it worked? Instantly? an hour? overnight?
3.) After I get pH right. and I pour in bleach how quickly will the FC go to 15. (Should I dump in the bleach and test immediately or wait 10 minutes? I know it said to get it to 15FC then check hourly I just don't know when to test after adding the bleach.
Thanks in advance...