I bought the house last month, and have been busy fixing other things up. Now it's pools turn and hopefully not too late! I've been reading the posts here and have learnt a lot, thanks.
I've ordered my K-2006 test kit and should have it next week. In the mean time, had my pool's water tested at Leslie's, and below is the result:
I dumped 2/3 Gal Liquid Chlorine 10% ( label!) 3 days ago as nothing had been done for a while. Pool has a feeder and was being maintained by a service company, so I assume they used pucks.
Water temp:55, tried to get the sample to the shop in less than 30min. Water looks OK, pool walls feel coarse and not slippery. There are some signs of brown stain, but I think they were there when we moved in.
I'm planning to switch to SWG soon, as I want to spend a bit less time on maintenance.
When I use the calculator, it suggest that I should replace 45% of the water, and add a bottle of bleach to take the FC level to 11-18! I guess due to high CYA.
So question is what should be my course of actions? Should I wait for my test kit, test, and then act? Or start right away? Do I need to dump more liquid Chlorine right away to avoid algae. In either case what should be the sequence? Get the SWG system and then act? Sorry for the long list of questions, but I'm trying to do it right first time!