New pool owner (well, existing pool, first-time pool owner). Did a complete drain of the pool on advice of Leslie's, then realized why they suggested that when going back in asking what chems I needed. Changing course.
I'm waiting for my fancy new test kit in the mail, but picked up the 6-way at Wally World for the time being (sorry, no FC available yet but assuming it's 0 on new water).
TC - 0
pH - 7.8
TA - 180
TH - 280
CYA - 0
I was under the impression it was "Shock first, ask questions later" but after poking around here for awhile, it sounds like I should get my CYA up first, THEN worry about FC.
If I'm reading correctly, I should go get a powder stabilizer, stuff it in a sock and drop it in/near my skimmer basket, and let the pump run for a few days straight. Test the CYA again in say 5 days, and if it's closer to 30, THEN start dropping in some bleach to get the FC (new test kit should be in by then) up to around 3-5.
Alternatively, I could spend a few extra bucks on liquid stabilizer, add according to PoolCalc, wait a day or two and then add bleach to get the FC up.
Is that correct? I don't wanna screw this up.
Many thanks for the advice!