My first pool. I have learned so much along the way on here. Now on to chemistry. Looking for some advice on how to make the following adjustments.
New pool. 32K gal. Diamond Brite just done last Sun. Filled with well water. Following SGM 3 day chemistry adjustment process. I now have pH at 7.4 and TA at 80. Next step tomorrow is to adjust CH up to 200, chlorine to 1-3 and stabilizer to 30-70. Here are my questions:
1) I have a bag of Calcium chloride flakes (50 lb)... my calcs say I need 54 lbs to get to 200. I was planning on adding half and testing in 12 hours to see where it is. Then adding more. Diluting first in bucket of water and dumping in deep end. OK?
2) I can't start my salt cell for 4 weeks... so my PB said to get 3", 7 day tablets and put them in the skimmer basket. How many should I use to get FC to the right level? Local store had NuClo 7 day tablets, 10 lbs, $50.
3) Local store had SunGuard, 5lb bag, $17. To get CYA from 0 to 60 my calcs says I need 16 lbs... all at once? Mix with water?
Also, I assume that as long as the TA, pH and FC are in range the water is safe to swim in... even if CH and CYA are not in range yet... is this correct?