Good evening TFPer's,
So after a long awaited summer, it's finally time to get the pool in mint condition and make it swimmable.
It's been a rough opening. A family member whose name shall rename anonymous, had a bit too many, and "accidentally" (not sure how this happened) dropped one of the cinder blocks holding the pool cover down on the deck in the case of strong winds into the pool. This of course created a hole, which in turn ended up draining the entire pool. Worst part is, I was unaware of this for roughly 3 weeks after it happened.
I went ahead and patched the hole, filled it up with some water to see if it would hold, and sure enough the patch is doing it's job and the pool will survive. After this trouble, we had a few weeks of terrible weather than produced a large amount of rain. Afterwards, I took a look and our lovely pool was now a tree frog brothel and thousands of tadpoles were calling it home. I spent an hour or so skimming the water and getting as many as I could, but there are just too many, and I'm afraid some of them will be sacrificed for the greater good when I shock the pool.
I've went ahead and filled up the pool 3/4 so far, and the filter, pump, and all the lines are connected now, so I'm just wondering if I should wait until the pool gets to the normal water level before I tackle the water chemistry?