I started filling my pool with water last night (city water, but is very hard, and leaves stains in commodes) and reading instruction manuals on setting up filter pump and SWG. I quickly learned that I needed sand and salt. I came back to TFP website and decided I best do some more reading. I've been up all night cramming in Pool School and also reading through the forums. This is where I am at:
Ordered Test Kit online - TF-100 I believe it is called (along with $120 in optionals)
Have plan to go buy 100 lbs of sand and according to Intex manual:
360 lbs of Salt (seems like alot)
3.6 lbs of CYA
I thinking I needed to place CYA in sock, add all the salt, and throw in many gallons of bleach to start my pool, while only running my sand filter for the first 24 hrs? My test kits will take 2-3 days. I figure I can by the HTH 6 one at Walmart on my trip to start testing after the first 24hrs. Post the results and go from there?
Any advice or corrections to my plan would be much appreciated. I understand I need to use the Pool School Calculator and put my results in as I can, but I won't even know the CYA for a week, so that is were I get stumped.
Thanks in advance and thanks to this website! Without it, my Intex manuals referred me to pool supply stores for advice.