I'm converting our two month old pool to TFP. My test kit arrived Saturday and I ran two sets of tests last night. Pool was clear, cold at 66 degrees after 4 days of rain and no sun. It was 86 last Monday.
Yesterday was the day to add all the PB stuff, so I chose it as the starting date to transition.
I added 6% bleach last night to get to FC=10.
I retested this morning, 10 hours later.
I only had a half gallon of 6% bleach left so I added all we had.
I'm headed to the hardware store at lunch to gather ingredients.
More bleach to get a steady supply on hand.
102 oz of Baking Soda
77 oz of CYA
DE to add to a cup to sand filter
I'd like to add some salt for the soft feel, how much for 14,500 gallon IG Vinyl is recommended?
I have not tested copper levels, but what prompted all my research was my blonde 6 yo now has green hair. I totally bought into the pool store and followed their program, then realized I was a consumer buffoon. Do I need something special to remove copper?
My plan is to add CYA in a couple of socks to let absorb into the system. Keep FC up to 10 for the next few days, testing morning and night. My pump runs 16 hours a day, 6am-8am & 6pm-8pm at 2000 rpm to effectively skim, 1300 rpm the remainder to mix and effectively pull heat out of the solar field, we hope to get some sun this week. I tried 1000 rpm but the water from the solar field was scalding hot on sunny days so I bumped it up. I'll add the salt and baking soda tonight and tomorrow in batches through a 5 gallon bucket with holes in front of the return jet for dispersal.
Am I on the right track?