Our new pool was installed on Monday, and it finished filling last night via well water (with a little help from mother nature).
This is our first ever pool. We got it for my boys as a special reward for a few years of health issues one of my sons faced.
Initially the water was a murky brown, making me think we had iron. Our neighbor filled his pool a few weeks ago, and the water was crystal clear (he's on a 25ft well, while we're at 70ft).
Before starting to add chemicals, I added metal and stain control that was suggested by a manager at The Great Escape.
I followed the starter kit instructions (Nature's Way 20,000 gallon Z-Pack), first adding pH-Down based on an initial test-strip reading (I know I need better test kit), then 4lbs. of stabilizer (was hard to mix so I added through skimmer and via a sock zip-tied to a pool noodle), then 2lbs super shock.
In first 15hrs of the pump running (getting that running/primed was another adventure given it is temporarily sitting above water line) water has begun to get better. Couldn't see bottom yesterday because of brown murkiness, now I can see the bottom, though things are still really cloudy.
Anyway, that's my story so far. Glad I found this forum...and thanks to all who help out newbies like me. I'm sure this won't be my last post.