Bought a house with a 15' above ground, approx. 5700 gallons. It had been closed for approx. 2 years. The cover was dry-rotted bad so I removed the cover and unfortunately got lots of algae and debris in the pool.
Pumps runs good and sand in the filter looked good.
Water doesn't look so great though. Very dirty. Can't see bottom. Brownish color.
I bought a K-2006 test kit but honestly I've never tested pool chemistry so not confident. Planning to take a sample to pool store as well to double check my findings.
FC- 0 - pretty sure this is accurate. there has been no chlorine added in the pool for long time.
CC- ? - I couldn't get the test sample to turn color after testing for FC. It stayed clear. Is 0 possible?
PH- at 7.0 or lower. Base demand was 4 drops to 7.4 - I want to double check this and get it balanced.
TA- 60 ppm
CH- 135 ppm
CYA- 32 ppm - hoping this is right. I found tri-chlor tabs in the deck box but also found old liquid chlorine in the garage.
So, from what I've read I need to get the PH right and then start SLAM process.
I have plenty of tri-chlor shock and found some cooper algaecide. Would this be helpful to get me started?
I need a point in the right direction.