I'm not sure where the best place to post this question is, but I'll try this forum.
I was having serious issues with my pool, and without writing a book and referring to previous posts to include all previous postings, cutting to the chase, green water caused by algae turned to green water caused by metals. TA and Ph were way off. Then CH went to >600.
I have totally drained, pressure washed, sprayed with bleach, patched bad places in the gunite and have now started refilling the pool. At the same time, I have ordered a SWG that is supposed to arrive no later than Friday, so I should have it installed by Sunday at latest.
My questions: I assume I need to add bleach to the water as it refills, correct? If so, how much should I add? I also assume I will have to test and adjust as needed. If, again, I am assuming correctly, should I be testing for Ph, FC, CC, TA, CH and CYA as I go, or can I just test after the refill is complete? Further, will adding the SWG this coming weekend have any effect on the refilling/testing procedure?
One last question: Should I turn the pump back on shortly after the main drain is covered with water, or should I wait for a longer period?
Thanks in advance