I posted last year with a question regarding handrails for an existing pool in a house we almost purchased. We wound up not buying that house after all. Instead, we went for a new build and a new pool.
The pool is finished and the water is in. The PB's rep who came over to "educate" us on 4/1 added three pucks of trichlor, 3-inches in diameter x 1-inch thick, and 1/2 gal of muriatic acid. I was so overwhelmed that I have no idea what our numbers had been and did not think to write them down. I only remember that the ph was off the top end of the chart. He told us to pump for 24 hours, then cut back the pumping to 6 hours per night, recheck the chemicals in one week and add whatever was needed then, based upon whatever numbers came up in the tests. Dummy that I am, I listened.
....Okay.... You could all stop shaking your heads now...
I retested the water on 4/7, Of course the FC, TC, and CC were zero, the ph was at least 8, the TA was 120 and the CH was 350. I did not test for CYA, because I misunderstood the instructions and thought I was missing a piece from the test kit. All we had to treat the water with are those trichlor pucks and the remaining 1/2 gal. of muriatic acid. So... I added another 3 trichlor pucks and the rest of the muriatic acid.
I finally found an old post somewhere, which referred me to Taylor's website. They gave a very nice diagram with instructions on how to do the CYA test. Duh!
Okay... so, if I did everything correctly, this evening's numbers are:
H2O temp 70F
I plugged the #'s into The Pool Calculator and, if I am doing this correctly, I should be adding 66 oz. of 6% bleach and 13 oz. of 31.45% muriatic acid? I just found out, however, that 1-1/2 of the trichlor pucks that we put in two days ago have not yet dissolved. I also found out that DH forgot to change the timer after adding the chemicals on 4/1 and we have only been pumping for 6 hours/night. Is that why the trichlor did not dissolve?
Since there is still trichlor waiting to dissolve, should I add only the muriatic acid tonight and then pump all night?
DH is on his way as I type this to pick up muriatic acid and bleach. (He just called. He can only get 14% muriatic acid. Probably just to confuse me! LOL! I hope there is a conversion for that somewhere, since The Pool Calculator mentions the higher concentration.)
Thank you for any thoughts.
Edited to add: The bleach he bought is 10%.
Just built: 12x30 IG gunite/plaster play pool w/ in floor cleaning heads & auto water leveler, (10,584 gal), two Jandy Stealth SHPF 1.0 hp pumps, Jandy CL460 cartridge filter, Taylor K-2005 test kit. (I think that is everything!)