...so says Kermit, seems my pool feels differently.
Pulled the cover off tonight so I could get some advice before I tackle the pool this weekend. As I figured, the water is green, we closed our pool a little earlier than usual last year and have had a few very warm days so far. The bottom of the shallow end is still visible (with green clumps on it) so it is not as bad as it could be.
Here is the first set of results from my new TF-100:
I have not gotten the filter and pump started up for the season yet, will do that this weekend and do some vacuuming on waste to remove some of the junk and lower the water level a little so I can add some fresh water.
So gurus, what's the best way to tackle this, here's what I was thinking, let me know how well I have comprehended everything I have read (I am an engineer and computer guy, reading comprehension was not my strong suit to say the least):
(1) Get pump / filter setup and running 24x7
(2) Run another test once that is done to be sure values are current (we are supposed to get some rain between now and then)
(3) Shock level appears to be 16 for my current conditions, that is roughly 10 gallons of 6%. I figured I would push beyond that to knock out the algae as some have suggested in other posts I have read. By that logic I was thinking 15 gallons to put me at roughly 23. My pH seems to be within range so I will leave that for now.
(4) Continue to test CL levels for next 48 hours maintaining shock level or higher
While I am doing steps 3 and 4 of maintaining a shock level, would it be bad to vacuum out the pool? Or, would it be better to do that before I start for a little while, then do the shocking procedure?
Before I start, how much Bleach should I have on hand, 50 gallons sound about right?