Hi everyone. New pool owner in So Cal.


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Jul 10, 2009
Houston, Texas
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Aug 1, 2020
Rialto, CA
Hi everyone. I just started up my pool Thursday afternoon. Hope this goes smoothly. Added 1 gallon of Instant Conditioner, 320 lbs of salt, ran pump 24 hrs., then turned on SWG last night for 8 hrs overnight. Water was clear until this morning. Slight green tint. Took my first water sample to Leslie's this morning and was told to add Stain & Scale, then 2lbs of dry acid to bring down pH from 8.0 and then 1/2 gallon more CYA as I started low anyways with 1 gallon. Not registering chlorine or CYA. Hmm. Salt registered at 3,500. Was told not necessary to drain at this point, just follow their steps to get balanced. I added the S&S with pump and SWG on for 4.5 hrs. Will add dry acid now starting with 1lb for 4 hours then repeat until it's time to add CYA. Does this sound correct? If anyone has questions about the install, let me know.