First of all, I would like to say I have been a (non registered) lurker for awhile - and I think the community and information compiled on this site is amazing - and a little intimidating! Thank you for the resources and treasure trove of knowledge you have built here!
I have a 24 foot round above ground pool with a Hayward Power Flow Matrix sand pump - we have had the pool for about 8 years. Our pool has been closed for the last 2 years. We have used pool store chemicals for the life of the pool and I had never heard of the BBB method until I found this wonderful forum. When we started, we drained the pool as low as we could without compromising the liner, and have filled the pool back up. It is a slightly lighter shade of green swamp than what we started with.
I have been reading up on Pool School, and just want to make sure I am on the right track to SLAMing my pool/swamp. So far I have used the Pool Math Calculator and the Chlorine/CYA Chart to try to figure out the shock level.
I tested the pool tonight before adding anything at all, and the kit I have until I get the Taylor kit doesn't have quite as much information as I see shared here - but these are the results I have so far.
TC - 0
FC - 0
pH - 7.8
TA - 80
CYA - 0
Based on these results I need to add 210 oz of bleach. (I plan on testing again tomorrow after I have run the pump for a while to make sure they are the most accurate)
From what I understand, I should get the pH down before I start bringing the pool up to shock level.
I have purchased pH Down (i think it is also called dry acid?), 8 gallons of 8% bleach from Walmart (the Great Value Walmart brand), Borax and Baking soda. I have removed all the leaves that I can see, there were quite a few, and plan on attacking the pool tomorrow. I guess my question is - am I on the right track?