This is my first year since using BBB opening without it being a green swamp, so I've never opened with a mostly clear pool. I haven't started the mechanics of opening yet, but reached under the cover and took a water sample from arm's length depth.
When I added the R-870, the water didn't turn pink. Is this good news? I ordered all new reagents from TFKtestkits this spring, so I don't think that's a problem. I've never opened without having to shock, is this the case?
I had problems with scaling last year so I just added a quart of stain and scale preventive (Keetrol Plus, also added one quart at closing last year) and started circulation with a submersible pump. Should I add a floater with a tab in front of the input hose? I have some from vacation last year.
Also, my first step is going to be to add acid, then go from there for CYA and further balancing.
thanks, as always!