I am getting ready to attack the the green swamp I created by waiting this long to open the pool with the added bonus of mud and dirt recently added due to major rains. We are new pool owners, just bought a house with an older pool last summer and fought the pool all summer long. I am about to open for the season, and this year I want to open it and go BBB all the way. I am reading the sticky and I am messing with the pool math, but I do have a few questions I would like to post in this thread...
0. Is it a waste of time to do this if it will rain a lot this weekend?
1. We had major major rain last week, like 8 inches in 6 hours. We got some dirt/mud in the pool, not sure how much. How much of that should I try to get out before I start the SLAM process to clear the green? It may be just a thin layer, it may be a lot more, the cover is still on.
2. Old pool owner had a full bottle of SUPER FLOC left over, should I use that at all with these suspended solids from the rain?
Looking here, I could not determine the following 3 things: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...parkling-Oasis
3. "Add enough chlorine to bring the pool up to shock level. Wait half an hour. Then test the FC level, and add enough chlorine to bring the FC back up to shock level. Repeat this cycle: test, add chlorine, wait, as many times as you have time for, or until the FC level remains nearly at shock level after a one hour wait."
What is considered "shock level"? 10PPM, 20?
4. What is the recommended CYA target, mine is 20 which I read is low. Is the CYA recommended number different for a liner pool?
5. When I am all done, what FC level to I want to try to maintain?
6. What are the ideal numbers for my signature described pool...
Here is what that gal Leslie said about my pool before I got the TF-100.
FC = 0
Available Chlorine = 0
CH = 200
CYA = 20
TA = 80
pH = 7.4
Copper and Iron both = 0
Total dissolved Solids = 300
I hope this many questions up front is not a problem, if so I will split up. Thanks all, great site!!