My family just bought a house with a pool, pretty much our only experience with pools is swimming in them. We hired a pool service who, long story short, apparently didn't know what they were doing, then the pool pump broke and within 24 hrs we had green water. Now (a week later) the pump is mostly functional (still has a leak though that we just noticed when we turned it on 5 minutes ago) and another pool company that was supposed to show up this afternoon to start dealing with the water didn't show up and aren't answering the phone. I seriously just want to cry over this pool. At the same time, I am so over being dependent on these people and am ready to try to figure this out on our own. Please help!
I tried to create a signature, but was getting an error, I will try again later but here is what I can piece together from looking at the equipment and the documentation left by the previous home owners:
Pool size is 14' x 26', 8100 gallons, pebble tec, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp pump
We are in Arizona, if that is relevant.
I have read the pool school and the "how to turn your green pool blue" article, and have ordered the TF-100 Test Kit with stirrer and XL option (should get here on Tuesday).
As I mentioned, right now the pool is green and I'm not sure what I should be doing or buying at this point before the test kit arrives. Any and all advice is appreciated, thank you in advance!