Hello everyone. First time pool owner. Got a steal of a deal on a house with a 21.5k inground pool. The house has been vacant for approx. 4 years. I received a sales catalog from "In the swim" that says the previous home owners last order was 2009. So i am assuming its been sitting that long. Ordered the TF-100 XL kit and should receive it Saturday!!
When we removed the cover, the water was so black that you could not even see the top step. Gross!! First order of business was to vac and shock with Clorox. Water is looking alot better, but still can not see the bottom. Are there any assumptions that I should take over the next few days until I get my test kit? I bought some of the test strips before I found this site, so they are giving me some Bromine, TC, PH & TA readings.
I would like to get a good stock on chemicals so I can attack the pool this weekend. I have tons of bleach, borax, muratic acid and baking soda. The only thing I do not have is stabilizer for low CYA. Is that something you can only get at a pool store?
Thank you all for your help.