Alright guys, I know this place is where all the experts reside. I also know how cool it is to see a pool project come along from not-so-great to sparkling crystal clear. I am Director of an aquatic center at a community college. We recently shut down both of our pools (see signature) for about 4 months due to a completely new roof being put on. The pools have been covered during this time and receiving very minimal chlorine/acid at periodic junctures.
Well the time is nearing for us to re-open as the contractors complete their project. The covers were just removed and anticipated opening is November 16th. That gives me a little under 2 weeks to get this thing popping. There is a little bit of debris in each pool, which is mostly just some piles of dirt that fell in while they removed the covers. I attempted to brush some of it towards the main drain today, but found it pretty difficult from the edge. I intend on getting down and dirty tomorrow, getting in the water and trying to sweep more of the dirt towards the main drain, as well as removing any other debris. I also shocked each pool, putting about 15 lbs of granular chlorine in the lap pool and 7.5 lbs in the therapy pool. We now have our pumps running with chlorine tabs, and I currently have them set to manual so they will continually run (for now). The PH pumps are set to automatic and pumping acid periodically.
Readings for the pool (Taylor K-2005), right before I shocked, were:
Lap Pool: chlorine 0.5 PH 8.0
Therapy Pool: chlorine 1.5 PH 7.8
If necessary, I can have our maintenance staff do a pool dump and replace 2/3's of the water. We missed our last scheduled pool dump anyway due to the closure. I also am curious when would be a good time for me to drop in my automatic pool vacuums and let them do some work. Color in the therapy pool is not terrible. In the lap pool, it is pretty green. I am going to try and post some pictures.
Anyway...any suggestions on my course of action?? I am sure there is plenty more information I am missing that would be helpful. I greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions.