Last year was my first year with a pool. I learned a lot but it's been awhile. It's so easy to forget. I'll be taking notes this year for next year! We are reopening our pool. We have only filled it with water and turned the filter on. I have not added the salt or any chemicals yet. We have trees with white blooms around the pool causing a lot of debris. There is some white build up in the pool besides the petals, I'm wondering if this is pollen or whatnot from the trees? We ended up leaving the pool up all winter and uncovered after the pool cover caved in (lesson learned). We drained 99 % of it and refilled. What is my next step? I tested all the levels. Do I add the salt first and turn on the swg? Or do I start with the other levels? We have very hard water and I get ALOT of build up in the swg cells so it's a chore to keep up with but I was eventually able to keep in maintained last year. Here are my levels. TY for any and all Advice!
Salt - did not register on test
CH - 125
TA - 220
PH - 8.2