Happy spring from NJ!
Pool guy is coming sometime this week to open up my pool for me. I want to be sure I'm at the ready to tell him to back away with his chemicals and I will handle it.
I know that the almighty dictator of next steps is pool water test results which I will have once the pool opens up. However, I have a pre-opening question. I had a fairly elongated ammonia SLAM process last spring that I'm still suffering from lack of sleep from. When he opened the pool last spring, he dumped his 5 gallon bucket of liquid chlorine in and left and then the problem started. The water went untreated other than that for several days. I have always suspected that it was due to the CYA levels at the time not being properly adjusted prior to him adding the FC.
So my question is before anything goes in the pool, where do I start? I'll get my results first, but is the first official step to treat with FC or to bring up the CYA first THEN add the FC? And should I be adjusting the pH prior to any this since it's a liner pool and my understanding is that pH that is severely out of whack can damage it? I read the sticky which mentioned adding FC but I'm a little gunshy based on the results of that last year (which of course can be different this year, but once bitten twice shy and all that jazz).
Welcome to stress....er...pool season folks!
Thank you for any advice,