I've been doing quite a bit of reading on all the great info here, but wanted to make sure my approach seemed logical, thanks for any feedback!
We had a pool installed last summer, saltwater, free form, with a spill in hot tub. I will edit my OP tonight (if able) with pictures and pool/equipment specifics. The pool was essentially neglected over the winter. So it's time for some clean up! Reading the following:
I've come up with the following approach. Note I've estimated my pool @ 22K gallons (approx dimensions are 32'x16', 9.5 ft deep end, 3.5 ft shallow end).
1) clean leaves (minimal) and skimmers (minimal), I've actually kept up with keeping debris out of the pool, just not so much on the chemicals....
2) get CYA to ~70/ppm, applying via sock in the skimmer
I have 4 gallons of http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER in my shopping cart
3) brush all pool surfaces
4) get the Ph balanced (nothing ordered yet, any recommendations?)
5) shock the pool, based on a calculator I found here, 700oz of 6% bleach should get it to around 15ppm?
Anything I'm missing?
What rate should I add CYA to make sure I don't overshoot
After shocking (and running the filter until the pool is blue), best method to clean out the dead algae? I don't think I have the ability to backwash (that my novice self has found anyway), but I'll post my equipment specifics and hopefully be proved wrong!
Am I correct that there is no need to add pool salt at this point? Since it creates FC slowly, just run without the chlorine generator?
Thanks for any help! I'll update tonight with pictures (if helpful) and progress as I go.