I am a new pool owner and I will say that I knew nothing about pools. I was fortunate to stumble across this website and learned more than I ever had reading various articles on the web. I particularly liked the pool school faqs, wish I had read that prior to burning out my booster pump, countless hours of adding chemicals of which I had no clue what was the intended result, and not to mention the general lack of knowledge of the pool architecture. Anyways, I am infinitely more informed than I was 6 months ago, but still cautious/leary of a few things. I just had my pool replastered and I have no real day-by-day instructions for a traditional start up. Which leads me to my questions:
1. When should I start brushing my pool? Will brushing it within 24 hours of being filled hurt anything?
2. My alkalinity is at 365 ppm, Ph at 8.4, Hardness at 50 ppm, and Total Chlorine is at 0 ppm. What should I start correcting first and at what interval?
Any help would be appreciated, and I thank everyone for posting their experiences and knowledge as it really helps newbies like myself.