We just got our AGP setup yesterday. Although I've read through pool school twice while waiting for our pool to be up, I still feel like a complete newbie! And am in need of advice/encouragement.
We are filling with well water through our water softener (removes our iron). Our fill time will take at least a week because we can only run so much water through the softener at a time before it needs back flushing. We determined that running through the well & softener would be more advantageous than the $1200 quote we received for trucking in water.
On a previous thread I was instructed to begin chlorinating right away by estimating pool volume each day. Tonight the pool calculator estimated approx. 5100 gallons and with a FC target of 3 ppm, to add 32 oz of bleach (6%). Unfortunately, when I was at superstore today I could not find bleach that had the chlorine % on the label (tried several different bottles). I ended up picking up concentrated chlorox and used that. Just dumped it in the pool. Does that sound right?
In terms of CYA (which I will be buying tomorrow), I have read that you place solid CYA in a sock in your skimmer basket. Now should I wait until our water level reaches our skimmer basket (most likely another 3-4 days) before doing this or I can put it in the pool itself and allow it to dissolve as the water level slowly rises?
Thanks in advance for your help.