My pool is currently about 1/4 to 1/3 full after replacing liner. Here are readings on fill water:
CC: 0 (which I assumed, but measured anyway; anything else would have been disturbing!)
Also possibly pertinent is that I have an SWG, but I'm assuming I'll be using bleach until the salt level is adequate for running it. When can/should I add the main things I know I'm going to need--bleach, salt, and CYA? I assume I can't add CYA until pool is filled enough to circulate the water, or can I disperse it out on the surface of the water sooner? My pool gets 12+ hours of sun, so I'd like to get it in ASAP. Can I reach over the sides and add small doses of bleach? Will it be zapped almost immediately by the sun rendering it worthless since I have no CYA, rendering it worthless and therefore a waste of good bleach? Am I worrying too much? (I'm guessing the answer to the last question is yes.)
*The CH test is very "hard" to perform, in my opinion! One drop never makes a dramatic color change. I have copper plumbing, so I tried again with the "add 2 drops of R-0012 before adding R-0011L, but that didn't seem to make a difference. The sample cleared from red in <10 drops. It then just gradually blued. I continued to 40 drops, thinking maybe there would be a dramatic change to darker blue (similar to my experience with the TA test, which seems to be gradual at first and then BOOM, you finally get a distinct red), but it was still a "clear blue" after 40 drops! I then searched TFP and found extended test kit directions. I tried the 10/3/multiply by 25, figuring that making each drop "more significant" might make the color change more dramatic, but I'm still not sure. I suppose it is not a huge issue anyway, since I don't have a plaster pool.