Help me start up my new plastered pool

MA5177

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Long overdue.. getting it re plastered as we speak ( demo today). I’m familiar with the basics, have the pool math app setup and a TF 100 test kit on the way.

Once we get it filled I will be doing the startup, I know I need to get my CYA, PH and chlorine up to specs along with the other basic tests.

What I need to know are what other “special” chemicals should I be adding? Like metal removers etc

Also I’ve been told because of my overhead power lines and transformer that I should add a sacrificial anode, should I get zinc or magnesium?
thanks
 

JJ_Tex

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Usually the plaster company will give you a startup guide that must be followed for warranty purposes. I would ask them first.

If they do not have one, then here is a pretty good one that walks you through the steps for the first 30 days. After those 30 days you would want to switch over to TFP guidelines for your chemicals.

 
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MA5177

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Usually the plaster company will give you a startup guide that must be followed for warranty purposes. I would ask them first.

If they do not have one, then here is a pretty good one that walks you through the steps for the first 30 days. After those 30 days you would want to switch over to TFP guidelines for your chemicals.

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Dirk

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Pool filling time? Your pool will be empty, and that doesn't happen very often. You can use this opportunity to fine-tune the water volume number you use to calculate chemical dosing. The water meter trick. Check out posts #123-134 in this thread, for the trick, and some other pool-filling tips:

 

MA5177

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Feb 2, 2021
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Orange County , CA
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Pool filling time? Your pool will be empty, and that doesn't happen very often. You can use this opportunity to fine-tune the water volume number you use to calculate chemical dosing. The water meter trick. Check out posts #123-134 in this thread, for the trick, and some other pool-filling tips:

Oh great idea!
 

ajw22

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The NPC guide is fine. Follow it for the first 30 days then transition to TFP methods.
 
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