I'm a second year pool owner, however last year the pool was opened by the previous owner. I've been reading this board for the past year, but regretfully only used bioguard products last year on recommendations of the previous owner. Well I was never satisfied with the quality of my water, for the money invested in pool store recommended chemicals. Worst of all I never had reliable testing as I only used strips and pool store testing and therefore never understood what was really going on in my pool. This year I said enough is enough, I'm actually going to try this BBB I've been reading all about, and purchased the TF100 and many gallons of bleach.
Today I pulled the cover off, though i should have been more careful as I spilled a fair amount of pollen and stagnant water into the pool (see pictures below.). The water was crystal clear as I was pulling back the cover, so I'm hoping it will not take much to get the pool clear again
I do not have time tonight to get the DE in the filter, test the, and to bring the pool to shock level and maintain it that way over night. If I let the pool sit with no circulation until tomorrow, will I live to regret it? I'd rather hit it hard tomorrow night? When I do get my first test results I will post to the board for advice.
Also, when I opened the pool I noticed there are plaster areas that seem to be wearing away. Is this potential pitting from previous calcium hardness, and CSI problems?