Got my pump circulating water 2 days ago. Pulled cover off 1 day ago. Water is crystal clear. Today vacuumed pool, brushed sides. I need a little assistance getting started this year, as I always forget what to do first.
P.S. I do have Borates in my pool but did not test them yet. I use Haviland Salt Support to add Borates I know that they will be low because I lost 24 inches of water from a slow leak around the light fixture over the winter. So the pool did have 24+ inches of make up water added over the last 3 months.
1st test results: Vinyl Liner Pool, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG
FC - 0.5
PH - 7.1
TA - 30
CH - 100
CYA - 20
Salt - 1100
After vacuuming & brushing sides I added 6 lbs of 73% Cal-Hypo & 3 Sticks of Tri-chlor to shock for 48 hours. Also added 520 pounds of Salt to bring level up.
So what should I do next and in what order to get everything balanced? I have a TF-100 test kit (that I store inside over the winter) - what test chemicals should I reorder & do they all have to be fresh each year?