I'm a complete newbie. My knowledge is from reading pool school and what the pool guy told me in 30 minutes. Got new liner installed and finished filling pool with tap water this morning. I have had the filter on nonstop since I started filling with water. Added just a little clorox bleach this morning just to practice lol. I was thinking about going home at lunch and testing but maybe I should just go to pool store to get CYA (I think thats the only chemical I will need that I haven't bought yet) and add CYA during lunch break so I can go ahead and get started on that and then test when I get home after 5pm?? Pool school says just put it in a sock and put in skimmer basket? how much? Do I always have it set on filter.....when would I ever use recirculate if ever? how measure bleach when pouring from 121ounce jug? best time of day to add bleach? Pool guy told me that my starting/clean pressure is 17% and that I should backwash at 25%
Its 91 degrees today and 92 degrees tomorrow so my family and I are dying to swim at least by tomorrow night! when can I stop running filter nonstop? when will I know its okay to swim?
I will make a signature soon and I also need to post everything the pool store guy told me to verify when I have time later. I will be able to post test results tonight from my laptop.
I have the TF100 test kit.
Thanks guys this is a quick post during a 15min work break. this forum is awesome and I cannot thank you guys enough for sharing your experience with us newbs.
14k gallon IG vinyl pool
1HP A.O. Smith Pump
Pentair Tagelus high rate sand filter 04C TA-60/60D