I've recently bought a pool which just so happened to come with a house (really starting to feel that way). My fiance thought it would be nice to keep since we have a big family with lots of kids, so I'm trying to learn all I can. This forum has been a huge help and I'm using the BBB method.
The pool itself was in horrid shape. "covered" for two years, blacker then coal, and without anything except an old sand filter.
20,000 gallon 28ft above ground
1 skimmer (Hayward) 1 return
1 1/2 hp Hayward Power Flo pump (the one without an on/off switch)
Hayward 180t Sand Filter with brand new valves (old one wouldn't even turn)
FC over 5.0 (my kit test tube only goes to 5, but my ball park strip test shows 20 so guessing somewhere between)
CC same as above.
CYA 90 (I've been draining to skimmer bottom and refilling to lower the level slowly)
PH 7.2 (having a **** of a time getting it raised to 7.5)
I'm a big outdoors guy and cook so the deal was if I get this pool running I get to build me backyard brick oven! Let make it happen folks