I started looking at this Forum at the end of last year and against my better judgment I continued to use my "pool store" when opening this year. I began opening the pool the middle of May and have spent over a thousand dollars on this, that and the other and my pool was still green, although the "pool store" said my water was perfect and I just needed to shock it. It's the same story as everyone else so I will stop with the rest and say this.
I ordered my TF-100 and it arrives today. Goodbye pool store. I am looking forward to a crystal clear summer.
Considering what I have spent already and what it would cost to move forward against what 22,000 gallons of water would cost, I dumped it over the weekend, scrubbed it down with bleach/water removing all traces of algae and it is filling as we speak. It is just now at the skimmers, a few hours to go.
I will test it when I get home from work with my new test kit (I am so excited and all in) and go from there. I am assuming from the pool calculator I will at a minimum need a gallon of bleach, 40 oz of CYA and whatever is needed for PH and TA based on actual test results.
Is there something else that I should be thinking of?