We bought a new house with a pool last fall. I found your forum and was convinced BBB is the way to go BUT I my learning curve is steep. As you can see our pool is complicated. We had a friend who wanted to help us open but had several things happen while opening that needed to be addressed by the pool company. Three days ago after three thunderstorm delays we finally got the system going. We needed to order a new pressure release assembly so right now we are just CIRCULATING. The algae had plenty of time with the cover off to grow and get happy in the pool so have that to deal with.
The "guys" from the pool company that installed our pool and have maintained for the previous owners told us to add Pool magnet and circulate for 48 hours- done
I have the TF 100 so yesterday I did the basic tests
CYA below 20
Then they told us to shock, brush and wait 48 hours-right now we are at 24 hours
The pool is no longer green but a brownish cloudy muck.
We are still just circulating waiting for filter part. We do not have an auto vac so the vacumming after winter with lots of debris will need be done before we can filter(?)- I am confused about this. The "guys" who helped us open told us not to filter until we could vacumm to waste and get up the dead algae and leaf debris.
I need help so I know what to do next. Do test again today and shock some more or what? Do I add CYA. Tomorrow afternoon- Friday, June 28 we should have the filter up.
Any advice would be appreciated.