First year pool owner and learning alot!!
Had a local company assist in opening my pool on 6/1. After the cover came off I thought I was looking at the black hole. It was pretty dark and nasty. They vacc'ed it added 10 gal of liquid chlorine. Don't think you could see your hand in the pool a few inches deep. Fast forward to 6/3 and progress has definitely been made. On Day 2 the pool changed to a shade of green. On Day 3 it changed to a milky blue (wow!). I used a test strip and saw that my FC was zero. I added (3) 174 oz. jugs of bleach. This morning I woke up to being able to see the bottom of my shallow end (holy cow!). So today I took a reading with a test strip and noticed FC was still zero. I took a water sample to my local pool store to confirm this and it showed my FC at zero and CYA also at zero. So, I bought some stabilizer. They stated to dump half the bottle in to the skimmer and then the rest a few hours later. Then, shock it tonight. I ended up dumping half in and then putting the other half in a sock as I read on a post on this site. I also did another reading and see that my CYA at least changed but don't expect it to be right per mention that it takes days to get a reading on CYA. Tonight I added 3 more 174 oz jugs of bleach.
Does this process all sound legit?
My current readings are:
TH - 100
FC - 10
pH - 7.8
TA - 80
CYA - 30/50