Sure do appreciate TFP!
Call our family authentic newbies. IG gunite with traditional plaster, completed just before winter. Closed by the builder and left covered with autocover most of the winter, so not much debris got in the water. (Just had to take a peek now and then.) Plaster is now about four months old.
Studying Pool School and lots of TFP posts, we have opened the pool ourselves. Because we are still having a few cool nights, we have turned on our gas heater. As soon as we can, we will convert to using our SWCG instead of liquid bleach. To keep things simple, for now we are not adding any borates.
We have the TF1000 Test Kit with SpeedStir and like it a lot.
Over the past week, we have adjusted our pool chemistry to:
PSI with pump & filter on: 14
We have cloudy water (no yellow or green, though).
We have some scale and are brushing diligently, keeping pH and CYA down to keep CSI low.
So... which would you advise attacking first: SLAM to clear the cloudy water or keep chemistry as is and continue to attack the scale?
And if/when we SLAM, how does that affect the heater? Ours has no bypass piping.
THANKS, we are eager (as all pool people) to enjoy beautiful, clear water.