Hey all, I'm trying to bring a neglected pool at a new (to me) house up to par. The test strip (waiting on my full testing kit to arrive) shows no FC and no CYA and I'm a little confused about the process to correct the CYA.
I know I need to get my CYA up to 30-50, but do I need to do that before adding chlorine or can/should I do it at the same time? I don't want to waste chemicals/money if I shouldn't be adding chlorine until the CYA level is appropriate since the chlorine burns off quickly without the CYA.
If I'm understanding correctly, it seems like it's supposed to be a balancing act and that I should be adding chlorine and upping the CYA at the same time until levels are maintained. But I'm not sure if that's right.