I recently bought a place with pool. I have, a new Taylor K2005 complete test kit. The pool started out way too high in CYA (prob between 150 and 200). I have done partial drain and fill twice and CYA is down to about 45. So it is time to get going. The chemistry looks as follows:
Ph 7.7 (some place between 7.6-7.8)
Looking at pool calculator It seems I should be adding about 182 oz of liquid bleach (6%) and at some point deal with CH. Is that about right? What is the difference between adding bleach and shocking the pool? That is ... should I be adding substantially more or some powered shock product at this point?
I guess that the pool remains and will remain covered most of the time it is not used.
In case the sig. does not show it I have a 36k gal. in ground pool with a vinyl liner. Current tmp is still chilly I expect the pool water is no more than 55 deg F right now. Don't have a thermometer yet.