We're doing some backyard projects, including building a patio out of concrete... Long story short, my husband ended up in the pool with two bags of concrete, that decided to burst.
We turned off the pump, shoveled out as much as we could find (if you can imagine, the water was automatically cloudy). Now we're running the pool cleaner -we have a "dolphin" so it doesn't require the pool equipment to be on. We've cleaned out the cleaner twice since it happened, and plan to clean it out each hour or so. I've noticed when I'm pulling it out that a cloud is coming out in the water before I can get it out of the water.
We're having a wedding in our backyard on Saturday, and it would be really great if we could get it clean by then...
Other than what we're doing and/or draining and refilling, are there any tips I can use to get the pool back to blue? The particles of concrete seem to be settling, so I know it will eventually come out, but is there something I can add that will bond to the teeny particles and make them large enough to stay in the cleaner's bag? It's really, really good at picking up small particles but I think these might be smaller than normal... Also, should I turn my pump back on? I'm worried about the concrete settling in the pipe of the drain. We have a DE filter.