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    Am I doing this right?

    So, this is what I have done so far...

    I set up my pool on Monday the 1st of June. After I filled the pool (Tuesday morning) I put in the recommended dosage (according to pool math) of CYA. I don't have my skimmer basket yet (on the way) so, I put the CYA inside of some old pantyhose and tied that to the side of the pool near the return. I helped dissolve it into the water over the course of 24 hours.

    I put in the recommended dosage (according to pool math) of bleach. I have tested my chlorine (OTO) and and PH each day and both were good (Chlorine showing 5 and PH 7.6).

    Today my chlorine was showing around 1 so, I added 16 oz of bleach. My PH was 7.8 so, I added 2.80 oz of Sodium bisulfate. My Taylor k-2006 isn't actually arriving until tomorrow. I am just using a OTO chlorine/ PH test kit I got from Walmart until then.

    Did I take the first right steps? And what should I do next (tomorrow after my real test kit arrives)?

    Thank you SO much for your help!
    Michelle
    Intex Ultra Frame 14' x 42" (3,357 gallons)
    1,000 GPH cartridge filter pump
    Taylor K2006 Complete FAS-DPD

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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    Sure does sound like you started it off right. Nice work

    I would suggest muriatic acid over the bisulfate though in the future.
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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    Thank you Jason! What should I do when my Taylor test kit arrives?
    Michelle
    Intex Ultra Frame 14' x 42" (3,357 gallons)
    1,000 GPH cartridge filter pump
    Taylor K2006 Complete FAS-DPD

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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    Test everything of course

    Although the CYA may not read correct for a week after it dissolves.
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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    mbmom is a model example of how to open a pool.
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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    lol Thanks so much!
    Michelle
    Intex Ultra Frame 14' x 42" (3,357 gallons)
    1,000 GPH cartridge filter pump
    Taylor K2006 Complete FAS-DPD

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