ok so this is the first time I've ever opened a pool. I have a 30' round above ground SWG pool with 52" sides. Started Friday. Pool was green with some debris.
tested Ph first it was 8 or above so added about 1 liter of muratic Acid, dropped to 7.2.
CYA was 45
Salt from test strip said 1900. Not sure if this is accurate, i added 3 20kg bags.
added 4 jugs of 10.3% liquid chlorine. FC went up to 35, higher than i thought. I guess i only needed about 2.5 jugs. Anyhow had pump running, brushed and vacuumed the sides, skimmed. that was all yesterday. Today pool is much clearer, though not done. FC was 22ppm and CC .5. When i get home i will check chlorine again make sure it is around 22ppm still add chlorine if needed to get to 22ppm. Clean filter. Brush sides and vacuum again.
So when do i stop shocking and just leave chlorine and turn on SWG? Should i then add CYA to bring closer to 70ppm? check pH, TA again, make sure they are in correct levels?
Then i was thinking of adding Borates to bring to 50ppm?