Attached is a pic of our pool which should finally be plastered tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting water in it. Long story short, this is my 4 th year with this 40+ year old pool. Completely redone this summer with tile walls and quartz aggregrate blue plaster bottom going in tomorrow. Previous years were mostly pool store advise. I have been reading here the last few weeks and looking forward to using the BBB method. I have the recommended test kit and will post my fill water test results later tonight or tomorrow. My PB is going to supply me with the recommended acid startup procedure tomorrow, and is going to turn on the hose and leave. Getting it started will be up to me, which is ok because at this point the less I see of the PB the better.
But first a couple questions.
I have some chemicals left from last summer: 3 lbs trichlor pucks, 2.75 lbs cya, 19.5 lbs dichlor. About a gallon of 3 year old muriatic acid. (I know I will need to buy a bunch more acid, which I can get at menards for 3$ per gallon) I just got a great deal on 8 gallons 12.5% chlorine for $20 while on vacation in Wisconsin. (Fleet Farm, Plymouth WI)
Question #1 would any of these old chemicals be too old to use?
Question #2 trichlor and dichlor add cya, but since I will be starting at 0 I assume these would be ok to use.
I do know the TA and CH of the fill water are high so will have to deal with that, but will post the fill water results asap.
Sorry for the long read and I look forward to continued reading and helping out as much as I can.