So, I got my first look at my pool tonight, and ran my first tests on it. Other than some floaties, and a nice green coat on the bottom, the water looks rather clean. I use a LoopLoc cover, so the pool doesn't need to be filled. I'm using a FAS-DPD Taylor k-2006 kit.
Free Chlorine - 0
Chlorine - 0
PH - 7.4
Alkalinity - 40
Calcium - 250
CYA - 0 (Filled the tube several times and re-did the test but could always see the dot, didn't blur at all)
Some background. I was on EZ pool for the last few years, and I'm done with it. Too many infections and spent WAY to much money on EZ pool and related products. I've got brand new sand in the filter at the end of the season last year, due to some nasty infection (pool was cleaned with a DE filter before I put new sand in). We closed the pool per the EZ pool instructions, so the lack of any chlorine in the pool doesn't really surprise me all that much.
As far as I understand, my first goal is to get the chlorine in spec, and The Pool calc tells me to put 265oz Bleach in the pool to raise to 4 (398oz to raise to 6). Wasn't really sure if I should go with the default Pool Calc, or the beginners guide.
At that point i need to start adding Dichlor (1oz per 500gal) at night until my CYA is up into the 30 range?