I just completed filling my pool 2 days ago - took 11 hours, accidently overfilled and had to empty it a bit, a few inches below the cantilever deck, but still not quite midway on the waterline tile.
I have been left to do the start-up of the pool on my own, other than drop a few tabs on the skimmer and 1 pt of muriatic acid for the 1st 5 days. The plumber has been super nice and has come back to prime and stat up the pump for me. Oh My that thing scares me, i do not know how to operate it yet. The plumber agreeded to comeback to show me how to operate it once we can find a time that fits both our schedules.
My kids swam day 1, day 2 and probably today as well. Dog jumped in yesterday as well, at least she just came back from the groomer and was nice and clean. I can not keep them out, the pool water is about 80degrees and our temps our lingering between 90-100. I was told that they could start swimming right away but with that being said i am worried about keeping the water healthy.
Last night i added a 1pt of muriatic acid and 1/2 ga 8% bleach/Chlorine. I tested the levels this morning pH was 7.2 and the FC-6 using the basic kit and the TSF kit read FC -3ppm CC -.25ppm so i am calculating the TC to be 2-3ppm.
Am i doing okay?
Fill date 4/9/14
I have the tabs in the skimmer but the pump is not running 24/7 i ran it 12 hours last night and used the quick clean function after i put in the muriatic acid then 5-10minutes later added the 1/2ga chlorine
Any suugestions on pump run times diring this start-up process.