Greetings TFP members!
I just joined the group, and am reviewing the 3B's. I am getting ready to open the pool, have my testing kit in hand (except for the borate strips, which I will get soon, did not realize they were not included in most kits...) and chemicals.
I am familiar with the various tests needed to be done and the recommended ranges. However, I find that the instructions provided (here and elsewhere) do not go into detail about what steps should done in a certain order. Is this important?
I would imagine shocking and then stabilizing FC at 2-3 ppm and CYA at 20-30 is foremost. But from there what is next? Adjust the pH or the TA next? When do I adjust the borate to 50 ppm? It would seem that the order in which these 3 steps are done is important and would influence each other?
Just a little confused about this. Could someone set me straight?
It is fiberglass pool so CH is not a major issue, although our water tends to be hard to begin with.