First time opening the pool! I used the BBB method last year and it worked great. I pulled the winter cover off Saturday morning, washed everything, filled it up from the hose and got the pump running and dumped in the last part of a jug of 12%CL so I could get the jugs filled. After 24h I vacuumed it and the water looks pretty good to me! It's not totally clear, but I can easily count the ridges in the bottom drain and it is clear not green. +1 BBB.
I did a full test today with the following results:
H2O Temp: 60deg
I don't think I need to do a full shock cycle, as I don't have CC.
My plan (in this order) is to: (via thepoolcalculator.com)
1. add salt (~250lbs) then fine tune.
2. add stabilizer to bring up CYA ~80oz to bring it to 60 then after it settles out, fine tune to 70.
3. continue to add 12% liquid CL to keep FC between 3-5 until the water gets warm enough for the SWG to work.
Do I have this about right? Just double checking - thanks.