Opened my pool clear with dirt/worms on the bottom. Brushed and vac the pool and started the filter. Added 1 foot of well water and pool turned greenish yellow. All numbers were fine accept higher than 1000 phosphates in the water. Pool store said to add phosphate remover before adding chlorine bc chlorine won't hold and we'd be wasting our money. So added 3 qts of Pool Pride Phos remover. 2 days later still high phos levels over 1000. Added 2 more qts. No difference in color and still can't see the bottom of deep end. Frustrated so we added floc as an experiment to see if particles would go to floor and we could vac to waste. Well that was a mess. Brownish water now with chunks of stuff. Spent weekend brushing, vacuuming and using a skimmer sock to get gunk out. Helped alot. Now greenish blue and can see 3rd step in shallow end. Added iron sequesterant called Sparkle Conquest last night. No change.
My question is can we add chlorine now and perform an overnight fc test to get started in this process or should we continue working on the color of our water?
We are confused as to what to do next.