We have just purchased our first new home, and with that came our first new pool. Pool School has been a great help in going from knowing nothing about being a pool owner to identifying all the components to my new pool and the science behind it. When we purchased the home, there was no cover on the pool, and it had not been open for 2 years. We winterized and covered for winter, and at that time would describe the color of the water at that time as a merky death black lagoon.
As summer is approaching, Im waging a full war to get this pool open and running. So far I have been manually raking to get all the organics (Leave, twigs) and inorganics (Bras, Underwear, Beer Bottles) out from the bottom. Right now the heavy debris on the bottom is cleared and the water is green. I have cleaned the pump hoses and filter baskets, and have taken apart my DE filter and done an acid wash, so i am ready to add DE and start filtering and shocking. My Taylor test kit reading are as follows:
CYA- The reading on the test tube stopped at 30, so I belive it is somewhere around 15-25.
Filter- Hayward Extended Cycle Preflex DE Filter and pump.
Pool- Above Groung Oval, Vinyl Liner, 10,000 Gal
From what i understand, 1 gal of liquid chlorine 12% will give me 12 ppm Chlorine in my 10,000 Gal pool. Based on my CYA i want to get to a shock level of around 12ppm FC , but don't know where to start with the shock. Will that first gallon of shock i pour in turn into CC right away because of the all the organics from the green pool? My pool store recommended 8 gallons of shock to start off with, but that seems like alot, and being a hazmat chemist I would rather go by science and numbers that just throwing a bunch of chemicals at it.
Any help on a starting point would be greatly appreciated.