I ran into some problems with the pool installer, but my pool is finally filled with water!!! After it was not installed correctly, the pool was leaking. I had to go to the pool store to tell him that they had to either give me my money back or tear down the pool and install it the right way. So the pool is now rebuilt and filled with water again.
I have an 18' X 33' AGP (14800 gal.). Well the TF-100 says...
FC - 0
pH - 7.2
TA - 30
CYA - 0
If I understand the pool calculator (using 14800 gal. of pool water),
I need to add 123 oz. of bleach,
25 oz (by weight) of borax to raise the pH to 7.6,
174 oz. (by wt.) of baking soda to increase TA to 80,
and 79 oz. (by wt.) of stabilizer to increase CYA to 40.
Does all of that sound correct?
Now, I have a 3 lbs. bottle of stabilizer, made by aqua chem, that is 100% CYA in a pebble like form. I've read on here that you should put it into a sock in the skimmer and not just to pour it in when you have a vinyl liner. I need 5 lbs. of CYA, according to the pool calculator. That would be one big sock! The bottle states that I can pour it straight into the skimmer, but again, 5 lbs is a lot of CYA. I guess my question is...should I just put it into a sock and stick it in my skimmer? Does it make a difference that it is pellets instead of a tablet?
Here is the link to the pic of my pool