we will be opening in the next 2 weeks. I'd like to be ready to adjust the water balance, so I'm trying to figure out what supplies I need & about how much. I had a few questions, hopefully not repeating information covered in other posts, but I have been "lurking" and did not see some of this covered.
#1. are test results from the pool water accurate if the pump is not circulating the water? ( I'm thinking you'll say no!)
#2. does CYA stay in the pool over the winter or does it break down?
#3. when do I dewinterize the pool heater? Im asking because I wonder if it would be better to have the water perfect before I run the pool water through it.
#4. I'm pretty sure I will have a high (8.2+) pH, low TA and 0 chlorine to start out with.
I'm assuming I need to adjust pH in a few doses and add baking soda to keep TA above at least 60, then when I'm done with that step, get CYA to 40 or so and follow shock process. I can fine tune salt levels, SWG % and calcium after I get pH and Cl taken care of.
Does this sound like a good plan of attack?
Thank you for all your assistance. You all were awesome help last swim season and I look forward to being"trouble free" this summer.