Didn't know if I should post a new question or add on to my previous post. So I'm starting new.
As my previous thread discussed, I am needing to get my pH down and my CYA up before shocking. I bought stabilizer yesterday and I'm ready to go. Two things holding me back:
One, when I brushed my pool yesterday, there is a layer of 'silt'...brown and yucky. I know that I need to not clean the filter after I've added stabilizer, so do I need to get this silt (or whatever it is!) out of the pool before I add stabilizer? I cleaned the filter yesterday, but I can almost guarantee that it needs it again today. (it was pretty gross.)
Two, we've got TS Irene on her way to SW FLorida which probably means lots of rain and lots debris (we're uncaged.) Seems almost pointless to start now? Or do I get the CYA up and shock, shock, shock in preparation for her?????