After battling with the stock 700gph pump, I broke down and bought the Intex 1600gph sand filter pump. Since the old pump has been out of commission, the algae got out of hand before I learned what to do about it. To simplify and speed things up, decided to drain and clean the pool and then refill.
It's nearly empty now. Going to scrub it down good and rinse it out, then start filling it back up tomorrow.
I have the new pump, 50 pounds of filter sand, the SWG, and 90 pounds of sand.
I've been reading the forum and Pool School for the last few days, but am still uncertain how to approach this.
Once the pool is full, should I pour in all the salt in and then wait a day or two before firing up the SWG?
Or should I add the CYA and some bleach first to get the chlorine going first?
Would like to get it going ASAP, but also want to learn the right way to get the pool going since we'll be doing it again in the spring.