just had a new pool built. of course, the pool builders recommendations for startup chemicals are in complete contrast to what I read on TFP...
Questions - I know these may seem basic, and I've searched, but for the peace of mind I'd rather ask
Specs - salt water, quartz plaster, 18k gallons - ordering TF test kit today
1. PB said to use chlorine pucks until the pool is ready for the salt water (3 weeks he said) - i read that is a baddd idea for CYA. Can I start using bleach immediately for chlorine and skip the liquid chlorine and pucks?
2. How soon can I balance EVERYTHING in the pool? PB said to only worry about FC and PH for now - seems like that shouldnt be the case. Is there any aspect of pool chem I cannot balance immediately and should wait to do? If so, what and how long?
3. PB said I could use a 50/50 nylon / steel brush after 3 weeks? I read no steel for 1 year with plaster?
these are the questions that stood out - quick help would be great as I'd like to stay on top of all this in the beginning.