Good evening! I am new to the pool family and I need some help. We just got a 12' x 36" easy set intex pool. I live in rural Eastern, Wa where water restrictions are in place. Yesterday we had no choice but to fill our pool up with our fire ditch water (fresh water we have a pump hooked up to & filter as well). Even though there was a filter, it appears some algae, I am assuming, or some sediment still made it into the pool. It's soft & breaks up when the water moves around so Its not sand.
I did an initial test strip once filled my pH:7.8 FC:0 TA:40 CYA:30.
Because I am new to this, have kids & the water was green, I decided to shock the pool with 3oz of bioguards oxysheen.
Appx 1 hour later (8pm) I retested pool. pH:7.2 FC:0 TA:40 CYA: 30.
I understand before adding any chemicals you are supposed to get your TA balanced first, as well as, once you add chlorine and try to adjust the pH it can take 5 days to settle then retest (pool dealer said that), but I was impatient and did not want my kids swimming in green water. I used the pool math calculater and based on pools manual saying it has appx 1800 gallons ( at 80%?) I needed to add 11oz of 6% bleach. This made sense because the oxysheen is chlorine free. Done. Also threw in the kings technology brand flipping frog, covered the pool & called it a night. This morning, water look less green, still had mysterious sediment on the bottom however.
Dip tested pH:7.2 FC:1 TA:40 CYA:0.
Now I am thoroughly confused since the flipping frog has stabilizer in it, how & what is the algae or sediment & how do I get rid of it? What should I do chemical wise as well? I apologize for the long post but I have no pool store anywhere near me to take a water sample to & I don't want to ruin the pool. I especially don't want to harm myself or family by using wrong chemical amounts! Thank you for any advice and help. It is beyond appreciated!