I updated on of my original thread, but felt I needed to share. Bought a home with green pool (2-3 years unused). Spent too much money on pool chemicals and a cleaner came twice, but pool was still gross. We had a June 4 deadline for our daughter's big graduation open house and wanted to use the backyard. It took nearly 3 weeks, with vacuuming most of the gunk out, daily testing with the recommended kit, keeping pool at SLAM levels, consulting the experts for advice. I almost lost hope but was encouraged to continue.
June 4 brought 100 degree weather to Portland, OR, 200+ people to our home (our nieces/nephews/cousins splashing in pool), and a very happy graduate (in yellow). Family pic should've been in front of the pool. Thank you thank you. I will become a TFP supporter.