Getting ready to move into the new house and trying to get the pool ready for the day we land there. Spent some time over the weekend checking out the current state of the pool. Previous owners had a "pool guy" who was there the day before skimming... but apparently not doing much else. Lots of debris, lots of algae. First thing, the starting test results:
TA: Acceptable (didn't write it down)
CYA: <30 (black dot still visible)
Lots of yellow on the sides and bottom. Scooped the pool, set up the new robot, and did LOTS of brushing. Threw in the leftover shock packets (old, wet) which may have done more harm than good. This is one day in:
Not awful, but really cloudy. You can see the accent tiles disappear towards the deep end. I actually could not see the drain
That means one thing - SLAM TIME
Bought 10% bleach, some MA, and CYA for after the SLAM. Aiming for FC of ~12 cause of the low CYA.
Added 1/2 gal MA, 6 gal 10% chlorine. End of day readings:
Lost my notes. Added some chlorine.
Yesterday (day 3):
Added 2 gallons of 10%. Noted lots of particulates still, increased pump time from 5 hrs/day to 8 hrs.
Today (day 4):
Added 2 gallons of 10%, 0.5 gal MA. Looking MUCH clearer, I think we turned the corner:
I'm sure I have plenty of FC loss from sunlight with such a low CYA, but I don't want to pump CYA until SLAM is done. Sound reasonable? My plan is to just keep pumping chlorine in until the water's clear and CC is 0. Probably can't do an overnite test since I don't live there yet.
I have an inline tab feeder, I'm not clear on what to do with it. Throw it away and use liquid only? Use non-stabilized tabs? Previous owner left a big bucket of stabilized tabs.
Any other recommendations? Just keep on truckin?