I've read a ton on this site and the pool school in the past couple months. I just wanted to make sure I have a game plan before I start this project.
This time last year, we bought a house that has a 4'x24' round vinyl liner AGP. The house was vacant for about a year (long story) before we moved in. So the pool sat without a cover for at least a year. Towards the end of summer last year I started cleaning the pool out and abandoned the whole project to be picked up this year. Well here we are and I want to get started early enough to enjoy it this summer. The water is dark green and is full of leaves, bugs, and gunk. I'll post a picture when I can.
I have already pulled several wheel barrow loads of junk out of the pool but I'm having a hard time getting the rest not being able to see.
I have the TF100 test kit and ran my first tests this week. I don't have all the results with me but I know CYA is 0. The water is dark but I strained it through a coffee filter and ran the test. The tube filled up and the dot was still visible.
I plan to start shocking Monday in hopes that the water will clear enough that I can clean the rest of the gunk out. I know I need to get the CYA up, but to what level? Would I be ok with taking it to 20 or 30 to get it cleaned up and then adjust for the final result down the road?
Also it was formerly a salt water pool, which I haven't tested for yet, but the SWG is not working so I intended to go with BBB for now. I believe this will be fine due to back washes and vacuums and water changes, correct?
Sorry for the long post, I just want to make sure I have my information straight before I start.