Setting up a new Pool System
Start by taking your water tests. Open up the large black case and look for your four main test kits.
- Test the pH. If the PH is high, add some liquid muriatic acid to lower the pH to 6.8
- Test the copper level. You should get a copper reading of 0ppm before start-up. The pump and filter should run 24 to 48 hours in the ionize mode.
- Test the calcium level. The optimal level is 400ppm or higher. Calcium is also known as hardness.
- Test the phosphate level. Remember that the correct level of phosphates should be 0ppb.