Hello - I have been reading and reading on this forum for a few days now (many hours!) and learning as fast as I can. I have asked a few questions about pumps and pressures, but I think I need to start at the beginning.
1) Hello to everyone here. Fantastic forum. I am ordering my TF100 kit tonight and can't wait to use it! I think I will get one of the mixers as well if only for the mad-scientist-coolness factor!
2) I just filled my pool on Monday with a tanker. Got my water tested at a pool store (a day before I started my reading here) and the chlorine was 0 (as expected). They gave me a fancy print out, explained it well, and said...
I needed to add 12L of muriatic acid to drop the pH and 1 container of stabilizer to get my CYA up. They said to pour the MA into columns in deep still water and leave it for 30 mins to drop the alk levels and not just the pH. They said to put the stabilizer into the skimmer and let it go through onto the sand in the filter then not backwash for 2 days.
I have done this yesterday, but not tested it again since.
Lastly, they suggested I put my SWG on high to start making chlorine and get it up.
From what I have been reading here, I want to prolong the life of my SWG, I don't want to run it on high to do this. I thought I would just add bleach to bring my FC level to 4. ThePoolCalculator tells me that for 78,800L of water to go from 0 to 4 FC will be 5.1L (1.8, 96oz jugs) of 6% bleach.
This is the first time I have added much of anything into my pool.
Is this all a good start... and should I go ahead with the bleach? (without fear of screwing something else up?)
Thanks everyone! I hope I can contribute here as I learn more!