We just installed a new pool this past weekend. We have it all filled up and I had a pool store to do a test on the water(tap). Test results are as follows:
Free Chlorine 1 ppm
Total chlorine 0.2 difference
I have been doing a lot of reading in the Pool School and know I need to add CYA and get the salt in and the SWG running. My first question is in which order do I do this. We are planning on adding the salt this evening. Should we add the CYA before the salt or after the salt has fully dissolved? I know we ant run the SWG until 24 hours or until the salt is dissolved, but if I read my manual right I can run my sand filter even if the SWG is off. Given the test results do I add some chlorine to help the SWG at first or will it be ok on its own? Also since the results say my TA is high do I need to adjust it by adding muratic acid and aeration or will the SWG take care of it? Just want to let you know right now the water is crystal clear
Wow, that was long! I am so glad you all take the time to help newbies like me! Thanks so much, hope I did not ask too many questions for the first time! BTW planning on ordering a testing kit asap.
Lisa(Momto5) who is just too excited to have a pool sitting in her backyard!!!