I've been reading up on the BBB method for a while, many great articles and testimonials here. I for one really appreciate the time that all the contributors have put in.
Well, I just finished topping of the pool today. The water source is my well in Fuquay Varina, NC. I don't have a test kit yet, I ordered the TF100 XL. I got some test strips from my PB start-up package. The initial readings on the multi strip were: FC=0, Alk=~80, pH=7.4, TH=50. The water is obviously very cold, not sure exactly but would guess in the low 50's. It was initially clear, but after the pump etc. were turned on it clouded up a little, very slight greenish tint. I can still see the bottom pretty good though.
What is the recommendation for intitial treatment of the water, before I have any really accurate readings. Should I bring the FC up to shock level, and what is that? 10 ppm FC? Then what are my next steps, being that it is still winter?
I am also wondering, at what temperature can I start using the SWG?
Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks in advance for any replies.