We moved into a house this winter that had a pool but the cover was on it. I finally took the cover off today since I got my TF-100 kit in the mail so I could do some initial testing. Results are below. I also turned the pump on for the first time without the freeze switch turning it on itself. Before turning on the pump, I cleaned both of the skimmers and the filter that's before the pump.
I've read through most of the Pool School stuff, so I plan on SLAMing it this week. Before I do that I need to get the pH down to a normal level. I also think I need to add some water since it only comes up about half way to the skimmer doors, which hinge at the bottom, meaning no water is flowing into the skimmers due to the level. Any issues with adding water now? Also, what is a good initial pump schedule? My Polaris vacuum is at the bottom of the pool (out of sight) and not hooked up. Do I need to hook this up now? Sorry for all of the n00b questions, just trying to learn as much as possible.
pH: > 8.2 (off the chart)
Calcium: >750 (stopped testing at 30 drops)
CYA: <20 (never lost sight of the black dot)
Pump PSI: 23