My new pool was just started up 2 days ago. It's still fairly cloudy due to all the plaster dust, etc but is clearing. Any tips on things that you think I may want to know at this stage of the game will be appreciated.
Here's what we got:
11,000 gal. inground pebbletec
Ph 7.2 (have poured entire gal of 31.45% muratic over 2 days to get here!)
TA 240 (working on bringing this down, target ~100)
CYA <20 (needs to come up, target 75 - SWG eventually)
CH 100 (target 250)
Pump is running 24/7 at this point.
Been brushing couple times a day and vacuuming once a day. Have a Legend Platinum cleaner, but was advised against using it by PB until all the dust clears. Should I add D.E./clarifier, etc. to speed up the clear-up?
The start-up guys put pucks in the skimmer (I assume Trichlor). Also, I added some bleach behind their backs just get the "quick" FC up. Any suggestions on adding cal hypo, ch increaser to get my CH up while I wait on my plaster to cure? The salt won't be added to the pool for a couple of weeks.
P.S. By the way, I could not imagine being in this position without having read the information on poolsolutions and now TFP. I mean it could be a catastrophe because I'm getting no knowledge from my PB. I will have "Pool School" at some point, but the water could get way out of control by that time.