I've not been on here in a long time, and am trying to catch up!
I am a dedicated TFP'er and up until about a year ago, used the system for a perfectly sparkling, balanced pool. I had the pool and patio redone in 2011 with a Crystal Stone (Pebble) finish and patio pavers. We LOVE it!
Last April I had a motorcycle accident and spent the summer/fall with surgeries and recuperating, Then Christmas happend, and well, Life happened... In other words, I had a swamp... So Tuesday I drained the pool and spent yesterday giving it a chlorine bath to kill all of the live algae. It worked beautifully.... except I was left with light brown/yellowish stains all over. No amount of scrubbing would make any difference.
I beleive I read on here that organic stains would fade if I keep the chlorine at shock level for a week, can anyone confirm???? We do not have issues with metals.
I have a TF-100 test kit and will test the fill water to see what I will need and have those items on hand, using the Pool Calculator.
I have a replacement salt cell, as mine had died.
Also: here is my plan for starting the balancing process from scratch -
1. Balance pH
2. Start adding CYA in socks over the returns.
3. Add Chlorine to shock level (per Pool School). What would be my Shock Level based on just starting to add CYA?? It is going to take a while to get my CYA up to 75-80 from -0-.
4. Add salt - recirculate 24 hours, then turn on salt generator.
Please advise on the stains and also the directions for introducing the chemicals into fresh water.
As Always, thank you for your invaluable help!!!!!