I have an above-ground, about 13,000 gallons. I bought a boatload of chemicals this morning: bleach, muriatic acid, stabilizer, baking soda, borax - I'm ready to start.
This pool sat uncovered and empty for at least a year, maybe 2. We've been scooping and cleaning for 2 weeks. We're finally able to see the bottom and we want to start the algae battle. I ran the numbers through the calculator to get a feel for what we need to add.
Reading the instructions, it seems that our CYA level needs to come up before we shock. But I also get the impression that it takes a loooong time to dissolve in the water. So, do we add the sock 'o stuff and just shock based on the current readings, or do I have to wait a few days for the stabilizer to take hold?
Our water chemistry results are below. (From TPS: bought a test kit while I was there.)
Alkilinity (W/ stabilizer correction): 237