My pool build should be complete within a week and I wanted to get started immediately on some of the fundamentals of water chemistry. I have read and re-read pool school several times and believe I have a grasp of the basics and wanted to get some advice on starting off on the right foot.
I broke out my TF-100 this morning and tested my tap water which will also be used to fill the pool next week (we have city water here) just to get used to the tests:
I also checked the Pool Calculator and saw that to raise my initial CYA level to 70 in the Chlorine/CYA chart for a SWG and Vinyl 28K gallon pool that I would need to add 262 oz of CYA or a little over 16lbs.
My question is the best method to do that and the time frame I should shoot for....
1. I had read about the sock method but with that much CYA having to go in, do I use 2 socks and fill them both with just over 8 lbs of CYA? (Not sure if this is even a reasonable assumption as I haven't tried filling a sock yet)
2. Simply continue to squeeze the sock(s) every hr or so to assist in dissolving the CYA?
3. Will it be safe for the family to swim while this much CYA is dissolving?
Appreciate any assistance and feedback and TY in advance.