Just bought and moved into a new home in Deltona, FL. The pool outside has been off for probably a year or more. Had to get a new cover for the Hayward 1200 cartridge filter. Got it started up yesterday and I am steadily working on clearing out the muck since if I understand it right I need to get the solids out before worrying about trying to shock. I am going to get a sample down to the pool store to test out in a few hours but a quick check yesterday showed everything that my test strip tested for at the low end except TH which was at 250. From the previous owners I have a new gallon jug of muriatic acid (not very useful at the moment with my pH so low) and 15 pucks of trichlor (possibly a bit more useful, but only if I can get the pH up, if I have read up on things right). One question is it possible to break up the trichlor to get them to dissolve faster? The pool itself is 28' x 14' and I am for now estimating 4' deep so pool math guestimates 11700 gallons, figure better to underestimate on everything but chlorine for now so I don't overshoot.
Let me know what I am missing, figure it will likely be quite a bit at this point