I started the pool opening process. I had to add a lot of water this year since I removed a lot in December when I felt it was getting too high then we didn't get as much rain/snow as I expected to naturally refill. I've run my robot for the last 4 days getting the dirt and some of the worms off the bottom. The filters are coming out clean now so I feel that the bottom has been pretty much cleared. I still have the safety cover on the pool, this is because I am trying to keep out all the tree pollen sacks and the petals from the trees that bloom around the pool. I think it should also help prevent some UV chlorine burn off, I plan on removing the cover this coming weekend if it doesn't rain. So far that doesn't look too promising but Meteorologists get paid a lot more than me to guess what the weather will be 3 days from now.
I did a deep clean of the filter, and started up the pump, it will remain running until the water is clear and it passes the OCLT.
Yesterday I did my first water test and found the following levels.
CYA 0 (I brought water up to room temp, kept out of sun tested 2x with different samples it is 0 the test solution is crystal clear)
CH I didn't test but will do tomorrow
Since the water was cloudy but not green I added chlorine to SLAM level of 10 ppm
Tomorrow I will Test and then Slam if needed and start brushing down the pool. (I have figured out how to manipulate the safety cover to let me do this.)
I think this is a decent plan to start with, if anyone has any other suggestions let me know.
Now for my Question about the CYA, provided I don't have an ammonia problem; (haven't had one before but we had unusually warm winter in the NE) when I check the water tomorrow I should have a good idea if I do. I know I need to Add CYA to the pool Goal level is 30ppm. My pool has a inline Hayward chlorinator that I don't use, for simplicity sake can I fill a sock or nylon stocking with the powdered stabilizer and drop it into the chlorinator and let it dissolve into the water through there? I think this will prevent me from fighting with socks and strings trying to get the sock to stay in the water stream and if I'm correct distribute the CYA somewhat evenly throughout the pool.
If anyone has any better ideas or if you think that this won't work let me know.
Thanks in advance.