Hi. I'm just getting a pop up metal frame pool going that I just bougt and had a few questions. The pool has approx. 3000 gallons of water in it for reference.
So I bought an hth startup kit (all powders) and started off today by adding 1lb of powder stabilizer to the pool filter which the box describes as STEP 1. The package says to wait 48 hours for it to dissolve. Should I wait the full 48 hours before adding the chlorine granules or can the chlorine be added sooner?
How soon after adding the chlorine should I add the shock? If the answer is when my chlorine is 1-4 ppm, then I need to know how long after adding the chlorine should I be testing it.
How soon after adding shock can I adjust my PH? again if the answer has to do with testing, how long after adding the shock should I be testing the water?
How long after adding PH down (since my ph tested 8.2)should I test the water and how long until it's safe to swim in?