I purchased my house in the winter of 2014, and through the use of this site I was able to re-open a pool that had been closed for 5 years, with 3 or more years with no cover. It was a lot of work and took a month and half but It finally did clear and we enjoyed it all summer.
Fast forward to this spring and I thought it would be breeze, I knew all the stuff from this site, and nothing could be as bad as last time...
Well I had some problems and mistakes.
-First was a leak last fall, that I could not resolve until this spring. This allowed the pool cover to sit very low (fine mesh style) and lots of leaves sat on the cover and made it sink into the pool.
-Second was cover removal was a complete fail resulting in all the debris falling into the pool, not my finest moment.
-Third was fixing the leak in the spring which took longer to do then anticapted (finding time, draining the pool, and then refill)
So the cover has been off for over a month and I was not able to start pumping and filtering till the long weekend, here is what I started with on Friday
After a weekend of on an off filtering, I was trying to Keep my FC around 10-12, because my CYA is less then 30 (I guessing around 0-10). I dont have my notes in front of me but I will post my test results later.
On monday this is where I am at
I still can't run the filter longer then about 1.5hrs before needing to bump it. (at the begining it was 30mins). I have not done an over night test yet, I wanted it to clear up a little more. I still have some sludgy material at the bottom of the deep end that I keep scooping or vacuuming and it will all go away but then after a couple hours settle back down.
now thats its the work week I can only run the filter a couple hours in the evening, I am hoping to try and keep my FC at shock level tho.