I am getting very nervous as my new pool near completion, water going in next week 4/10/14I have been to Pool School 2x. I am a owner/ builder and have so far conquered the design, building, issues with subcontractor, tear out and rebuild. Always Always check their work and do your homework. If I would not have corrected the problem before the finish went in, it would of been a costly mistake for me down the road. I am responsible for the Start-up and am a bit confused. They have provided me with the instructions for the start-up of a Pebblesheen pool, but they do not take into account of using the BBB method. I am instructed to 1. add one gallon of Chlorine or 2-3 tablets in the skimmer basket 2. Add 1pint of Muriatic Acid each day for the 1st 7 days. How far apart to add them, since I read do not add them at the same time or no more than 1qt Chlorine (%? assuming Liquid PoolStore chlorine12%) and 1 pt of Acid at the same time? Also, is it best to use the tablets during the 1st week since they have some CYA in them?
It also says I am to maintain a temporary balance with water chemistry as a complete balance is not possible without stabilizer then add 6-8 pounds of stabilizer to the pool after all residue is filtered out(does not pertain to PebbleTec) I understand to add slowly a little at a time a week apart until balanced. But if it does not apply to Pebble, then when do I start to add the CYA? and how much?
I am also confused on what my goal CYA level should be. I live in Phoenix, but my pool is shaded in the afternoon, at least currently. Should it be 30-50 or 70-80? Do I start with 30-50 then see how much Chlorine I am using and if too high adjust to 70-80?
so many questions, I just want to try to start off on the right foot and not too many folks even know of this method other than my neighbor, but he has never started up a pool.
FYI I have the recommended test kit even practiced on my tap water
thank you for your help and patience with this newbie
14k ga IG Pebblesheen, Pentair Triton Sand Filter, Pentair VSP 3HP A&A InFloor Cleaning