As mentioned and as some of you may know, I'm switching over from 3" tabs and testing strips over to liquid chlorine (via Stenner pump) and testing with the TF-100.
Here are my first results:
Notes: I'm using 30,000 gallon as my pool volume as I'm going by memory on the amount of water and don't want to overshoot goals. When I locate the pool blueprints I'll know for sure. The cover is coming off the pool tomorrow morn. It appears I have algae on the walls but I'm not sure about the rest of the water.
I'm planning to start the pump tomorrow. If the water is very green I'll run without the DE filter grid in place (at first). I will put the CYA in a couple socks and put one in both skimmers to distribute. The calculator is suggesting 120 oz / 7.5 pounds, for a starting goal of 30. Should I do nothing else until the CYA level is at 30? BTW, I'm using granules.
I will add liquid chlorine to get to shock level. I'm using 8.25% Walmart bleach for this exercise. However, I also have 6 pound of Aqua Chem Shock Plus. Can I use this first, then the 8.25% bleach...or should I just stick with one product?
The calculator also calls for me to add 822 ounces of calcium chloride to reach a goal of 260. Can that be right? 51 pounds? Holy ....
Finally, calculator specifies the addition of 282 ounces of baking soda to reach the goal of 100. Do I add this and the calcium chloride AFTER the SLAM is complete?
If anyone sees anything else I might be missing please let me know.
Thanks in advance!