This is my 4th year with my Intex pool, but, it's the first year that I've left it up all winter. It was only covered with the solar cover all winter. There are leaves in the bottom still. I can't see them to get them yet.
I'm in SW Iowa and like everyone else I was getting antsy to open with all the warm weather we are having. Last Saturday I lifted the cover to see pea green water, leaves and little bugs swimming around. Water temp was 70( it was mid 80's that day), so I decided it was time to start messing with it. I got out all the equipment and started checking out everything and hooking up the hoses etc. I was out of CYA and no one in town had any...Amazon to the rescue! I received my stabilizer yesterday.
My question is what to do next? It supposed to rain off and on all day today. Friday - Sunday is supposed to be sunny and warm 75+.
Pool calc said to add 249 oz of bleach for a shock level of 24. And 40 oz of CYA for level of 60. Last night I put in 16 oz. of CYA(sock) I wasn't sure if I should put it all in now or not? I ran the filter all night. No more floaters on top, but I know there are still leaves in the bottom. But, I can't see them to get them(grrr)!
I tested the CYA & FC last night before adding the CYA. They were both 0. This morning I tested pH- 8.2+++ HOT PINK!
What should I do next? Wait until tomorrow when it's not raining? And do I need to run my filter 24/7 right now or wait until I start adding bleach?
Edited to add-
Duh, I was looking at my Sig...should I run my aqua critter to suck up the leaves in the bottom? I've never used it to get LARGE amounts of leaves before. Not sure how well that would work?