We just recently built a 10,000 gal, plaster, in ground pool that was finished and filled up about a week ago. The company just did a "pool school" with me yesterday but after reading this site (was recommended to me) I have some questions.
First of all the company gave me the Taylor 2005 testing kit. Today I ordered the 2006 from the recommendation of this site. Hopefully it will be in soon. The person who did the pool school checked the levels yesterday, these are the levels I can remember:
TA: Don't remember
CC: not sure if measured
CH: don't remember/not sure if measured
The person added some muriatic acid and some chlorine to the pool plus put in the trichlor pucks in the equipment. After reading through most of pool school, it seems that my FC and CYA are definitely too low and that the trichlor pucks aren't recommended. I bought bleach, baking soda, borax, muriatic acid, and cyanuric acid today.
So my thinking is to test levels today and use the pool calculator to get CYA up to 20, add bleach to get FC up to 3. I'll leave the trichlor pucks in the system for now but won't add any new ones. This should increase CYA and FC a little more and hopefully get me to the correct levels. Does this sound like a correct plan of action for now?
Also since it is such a new pool with new plaster is there anything I should or shouldn't do that is in my current plan? I am brushing daily and the filter pump has been adjusted from 24 hours down to 14 hours. I have read that the PH will continue to rise due to new plaster, so I imagine I will be adding some more acid pretty soon. Also the pool gets sun all day long and I live in Texas, so it is hot outside.
Thanks for any help. This site appears to make everything easier, but I just want to make sure I am headed in the right direction.