ok, so finally after many acid washes, the pool was painted (double coat); wish i could have kept the plaster but had to use the last resource of painting the pool. So, the pool is being filled with water and also received the TF-100 test kit.
This pool is located at my parents property which i maintain and it's my first time ever dealing with pool; and have read pool school, as well but still need help, real bad! ... with how to get everything started including chemicals. So, here are the test with just water in the pool with nothing else added (done at local pool supply place):
- Free Available Chlorine - 0 - low
- Total Availabe Chlorince - 0 - low
- Calcium Hardness - 360 - ok (yep, the water sucks...its hard)
- Cyanuric Acid - 0 - low
- Total Alkalinity - 140 - high
- pH - 7.8 - ok
- Total Dissolved Solids - 400 - ok
- Phosphates - 100 - ok
Now, what are steps i need to take to add the chemicals in the pool ( i was told i need to add acid and chlorine and i should not use clorox bleach?).
I have Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid) 25lb / clorox bleach / muriatic Acid. What else should i buy or take with me to the property?
How should i add the chemicals in the pool and more importantly how much?
Any advice on how long should i run the pump everyday? Do i need to run it longer the first few days? (And most likely it we may swim in the pool maybe once or twice every 2 weeks, ya i know .)
Any way, kindly do help me get this pool started, it's driving me crazy...thought it was going to be easy?