Just opened my pool. Its a brand new pool and was just built in this past fall so this will be my first year with it. My pool builder was finishing some work over the past week or so and I've also been finishing a lot of the landscaping for the past few weeks.
I ran the tests last week to see how my water was, and PH was high and I had no FC. I also have no CYA. So I added a gallon of bleach and brought my FC up to 5, and added some muriatic acid to bring my PH down to 7.5. I didn't however have any stabilizer on hand. I checked the pool store but thought their prices were a little high, and couldn't find any CYA at my local Walmart so I ordered an 8lb bucket online, which I received today.
My water is getting a green tint to it so I want to start SLAMMING it this weekend. If I SLAM the pool with no CYA, will the sun wipe out my chlorine or should I wait a week for the CYA to disolve before I SLAM? Or should I hang the CYA in a sock and let it float around while I'm SLAMMING the pool?