My pool is a beautiful shade of green, but the lawn should be gone and replaced by a pool next week. If the rain will hold off the digging will get started this weekend and I hope to be done by the 4th. Being this is a start up I have just two questions to start with. Step 5 raise your chlorine level to 6 ppm and then and then add one ounce of dichlor for every 500 gallons of water. Do you just add the one ounce of dichor or do you test after your first day and add what you need to maintain 6PPM the other days? Is your pool safe to swim in when you are doing this or should you wait?