We are in the process of opening our pool, but because of a lost screw we can't get everything hooked up and running quite yet. The water level is still below the skimmer and we won't be able to start filling until everything is hooked up. Hopefully this will be done today, but....it could be a few days before it is ready.
We didn't close properly last year, so I have a raging green algae swamp with leaves. I am working to remove as many leaves as the rake will catch. This will take some time too. Here are my preliminary numbers from my test kit that was kept in my basement (stays about 60 degrees down there year around) that I purchased 2 years ago. I have new reagents in the mail.
FC - 0
CC - 0
TC - 0
TA - 110
CH - I don't regularly test this since it is a vinyl pool
pH - 8.2+ it was a very bright pink (usually I have low pH so this is new to me)
CYA - 0
Not sure on water temp - I think I need a new thermometer.
Did I miss anything?
So, onto my questions.
1) Should I add acid to the water even though my pump is not running to bring down pH?
2) Should I add the CYA to get a head start on it since I will need CYA to help me battle the algae bloom? Again, pump is not running so not sure if I should wait to start dissolving the CYA?