I bought a house with an in-ground pool that has seen better days. Currently the pool is still green although the previous owner had shocked it with dichlor several days back but was not able to keep with it. The pool has since reverted to looking like a pond. I will take possession of the house in a weeks time.
I have been lurking around the forums and trying to learn as much as I can before posting questions. There has been a lot of very good discussion on pool maintenance that just makes sense. I also talked to some pool supply stores over here that gave conflicting advice.
My plan is to shock the pool and convert it to a SWG. If someone could give their 2cents on my strategy, please do so and help a newbie out
Today I got the following measurements using the TFT test kit
CC not tested
I used the pool calculator to determine the amount of chemicals I should be putting in
Day 1 - Borax to increase pH value to 7.5
Day 2 - measure pH and add more Borax if needed, add liquid bleach to achieve FC 30, dump in salt for SWG (only 75% of calculated- will add more later). Come back later in the day as much as possible to check FC and add more bleach as needed, backwash filter, scrub pool
Day 3 - check FC multiple times and add bleach as needed, backwash filter, scrub pool
Day 4 - start SWG, check FC multiple times and add bleach as needed, backwash filter, scrub pool
Day 5 - check FC multiple times and add bleach as needed, backwash filter, scrub pool
and so forth and so on until the day that the pool is clear then stop adding bleach, start lowering FC to maintenance level (leaving the pool alone aside from the SWG, measure CC
I hope I have not missed anything important. Is the plan good enough?