I'm new to owning a pool. I bought an Intex easy set up 18ft x 48in pool last year from a person that didn't have time for the pool anymore. I leveled the ground out by putting sand down and a few tarps in between the levels of sand hoping no grass will come through.
The lady I bought the pool from couldn't find the cover for the pool and I looked everywhere in stores and online and couldn't find a cover to fit my pool. So needless to say the pool wasn't covered through the fall/winter.
Once spring came along, as u can imagine the pool had a lot of debri in it and A LOT of algae. Also last years pump wasn't circulating the water much. This year I order a 2,500 gallon pump instead of a 1,500 gallon pump. I also order a Intex deluxe cleaning kit with a vacuum,which I have no clue how to use,shocking right lol The kit came with a brush and a few other things.
I drained a lot of the water out of the pool cuz I wasn't for sure if once the algae was gone that it was safe to get in the same water. So my question is, do I need to put more water back in the pool before I hook the new pump up to the pool?
How do I get rid of all this algae? Do I just put a ton of chlorine in the pool after I brush the bottom of the pool and try to get as much debri out with the net? Also I think I saw tadpoles in what little water remains in the pool
I know this is a really long post and I'm so sorry for that but I REALLY need as much help/advice anyone can give me. Thanks so much in advance!! I can also post pics if needed