I've got my ground all prepared and I'm ready to put up our new Intex 24 x 52 with Sand Filter and SWG. I've been researching the chemicals and procedures and think I have it down but I wanted to post for others since I couldn't find a concise thread about this and for any comments. The pool holds 12,500 gallons and I'll be following the TFP method, not Intex or anyone else.
So I basically will fill up the pool with the garden hose. Once it's done I've read that I need to add 320 lbs of morton salt, just dumping it in around the perimeter? At the same time, add about 5 lbs of CYA in sock placed by the return, to get the CYA to 50 initially and enough bleach to reach 2 ppm FC to give the SWG a running start. PoolMath told me it's about 52 oz of 6% bleach? I just wanted to confirm that I put in these 3 items initially, then turn on the pump only for 24 hours. After 24 hours, then turn on the SWG and check the other chemical levels, PH, TA and CA and adjust accordingly? Then after about a week, check the CYA and FC levels and adjust accordingly? Am I missing anything? When would be the best time to check and adjust the chemical levels? In the evenings?
I've read to disable the copper ion thing in the intex swg so I'll do that. Intex says I should run the pump 8 - 9 hours a day for this size pool. Does that mean the pump and SWG run those same 8 - 9 hours? It seems to me like the pump should run the 8 - 9 hours and the SWG timing should be adjusted to give me the proper FC count right? According to Intex I believe the SWG should also run for 8 hours but again, that would depend or do they both just run together? Does anyone else have this 24' round pool with SWG?
I've purchased the TF-100 test kit which should arrive tomorrow. I was planning on going to the pool store tomorrow to get some chemicals, CYA, Ph Up and Down, and something to help me adjust the TA and CH if needed. CH seems to be least important on a vinyl pool?
Thank you all for any advice!