Hello everyone! This is my first post but I've been lurking on here waiting to close on my house. So I finally closed and I'm the new owner of a aprox 38600 gallon inground pool. Pool has a vinyl liner, hayward sand filter, hayward propane heater, and super pump. The pool was closed aprox 2-3 years ago and hasn't been opened since. I took the loop lock cover off yesterday to find a nice dark green/black swamp, complete with tadpoles and frogs and who knows what else. I have been using the leaf rake and I am amazed at how many leaves got in even with the cover on. Anyways the pool guy is coming tomorrow just to show me how to operate everything(same guy who previous owner used so he is familiar) since this is my first pool. I already spoke to him and he is aware that I'm going to use the BBB method. I have 5 boxes of borax and 15 gallons of 8.25 bleach on hand, still need to get baking soda. I had the water tested yesterday:
So I e read some stickies and posts on here so I have an idea of what to do any other tips or suggestions are MUCH appreciated.
Also is there a way I can test the heater without buying a giant propane tank, it's a hayward 400k btu and I don't want to buy the propane if the heater needs $$$ to repair thanks!