Well howdy y'all!
I have been lurking in the shadows for 2 yrs and decided it was dang time to become a member. Although it's possible I made a member previously but due to geriatric synapse burn out it may have slipped my mind LOL. So first a BIG thanks to all the "experts" that helped to create and maintain this friendly, safe and informative environment. I have used the pool calculator and goon to "pool school" I have had a pool since 1983, at times it was serviced my yours truly and other times by a paid service. I'll update the signature thing later. So for the past 3 yrs it has been me since I have more time now being retired. So last week the pool (built in 1983) got its first re-plaster (a few years over due) and it looks very nice. Thought I would share a few numbers for the first couple of days and then I'll add an edit or reply as the start-up is completed.
Also plan to post pictures and hit up the contribution page.
- Friday plaster job finished with acid wash and started filling, there will be lots of brushing over the next week and pump will run around the clock for 3 days to get rid of all the plaster bushings as it cures.
- Sat morning pool almost full ran test (Taylor k-2006) FC < .4 CC 3.4 PH >8.0 (all that good city water) TA 120 CH 120 CYA 0 (really new fill)
-- added a gal of acid and later 1 jug bleach (121 oz) and 1# shock with 52% cal hypo. Went to Leslie's for 2 gal of stabilizer (could not find it at WM) installed per instructions (shake a lot and rinse bottle with pool water to get every drop)
- Sat after noon H2O test at Leslie's FC 5 CH 100 CYA 30 ) TA 120 PH 7.6
Back to walmart for some calcium plus (about $7 for 4# bottle) got 4 bottles.... started adding and plan to give it 6 to 12 hrs between bottles with testing along the way.
- Sat night after sunset FC 4.0
- Sun morning 7am FC 4.0 woohoo looking good no over night loss.
- sun morning CH now up to about 140 nice progress noon time FC 1.0 and CC <.5 add another 1# shock with 52% cal hypo nudge the cc and help with the CH and still adding the 4# bottles calcium plus.
pool is very clear BTW during this entire process. looking good...
... to be continued