Hey all, I need a lottle help/advice. We recently bought a foreclosure property that came with an inground pool. This is our first pool. It's an inground, 25,000 gallon fiberglass pool. The water looked fairly clear when we peeked, but a lot of debri. After fully removing the cover and starting to clean all of that out...algae happened. I ordered the TF-100, but they were out of stock and its a 2-3 wk delivery period. I got some cheapie aqua chem strips...but as we figured...the pool basically has alnost nothing of anything. Everything came back very low on the strips.
A little back story...the previous owner was sly and damaged things unseen (he actually cut all the electrical for the pool and pulled it out, and then put back 3 ft on each side so it looked like it was there!)...so we had unforseen circumstances hold all of this up, and we just really want to enjoy our pool!
We'd like to start getting the ball rolling now rather that wait for the kit to get here... Any recommendations? Should I add CYA and try to raise pH with borax? Should I start adding chlorine, and if so, how much/often?
I know it's a lot of unknowns...but if I could just do something to help now...even if its a *little* waste of say chlorine...I'd just really like to get something in motion here and maybe get this pool clear before it's time to close it