I just moved into a new house which has a pool - my first pool. The previous owner was a kind of DIY guy, but wasn't much of a learner - more of a "water looks OK to me!" guy. So he left me with a lot of issues. The Polaris wasn't working, so I took it apart, no issues. Figured out it was the pump - the filter basket was literally full of leaves to the point the basket will not come out - I am working on that one. Removing as much as I can - Polaris works fine now - but the duct-taped bag had to be replaced.
Anyway, I read the pool school articles and am trying to figure it all out. I'm on to the chemical part. According to my local Leslies, the water chemicals are as follows:
FC - 1.1
TC - 1.1 (that can't be - water stings my eyes, smells like "chlorine" and irritates my skin - chlorinates, right?)
CH - 200
CYA - 35
TA - 70
pH - 8.1
So I am going to shock the pool. Since CH is so low, I was thinking of using a Cal-Hypo to raise the CH at the same time. Is that OK?
Even so, I will likely need to add more calcium chloride and some muriatic acid to fix the CH and pH.
There's a sight film of algae on walls in places but the water looks clear other than the constant supply of leaves from the neighbor's oak tree.
So what order do I do this in and how long do I wait between the steps? Can I add it all in the same day?