I want to get off to the best start possible, no pool or water yet I looked up the most recent water report for my city and will be starting with:
PH 8.0 to 8.4
TA 93 to 120
Calcium 97 to 110 ppm
I know I will need to add the PH Down to get between 7.2 and 7.4 (level the ionizer says is optimal for it)
The ioziner say to run 4-6 hours a day but is designed for a 10,000 gallon pool, mine is just over half that so I will play around to keep copper at the recommended 0.3 to 0.5 ppm. I plan to run the pump longer and will be switching to a two speed pump as soon as it arrives.
Please advise about the chlorine. They sent Pooline Super Dichlor 56 which I am assuming is shock? They also sent a couple of tablets (no label or container). When I purchased the pool they said all I needed to do is add 1 tbsp of shock once a week and that is it. The ionizer says to use a floater basket with 2-3 dichlo tablets to keep the chlorine level at 0.5 ppm. I had to look up "dichlo"…I have no idea if that is what those tablets I have are or not. I really am very new to all of this!!
I am open to how I obtain clean, clear, safe water. Daily swimmers will include myself and my Labrador Retriever, weekly swimmers will include my son, daughter-in-law, and two year old grandson. I have a severe immune deficiency but am most susceptible to air-born illness. I appreciate all advice on the best way to keep my pool in the best shape from the beginning.