...But since I can't find one, I seem to be making it worse. I took possession of the house on Tuesday. The previous owner left the pool cloudy, dirty, with a film swirling on the top. Ew. I'm leaving for the holiday weekend, so I figured I would postpone the SLAM. My tests showed no chlorine, no CYA and low Ph. I back flushed the filter and started the pump. I've added 3 gallons on bleach and a box of borax (pool math told me more borax, but that's all I had on hand). I figured it would buy me time until next week when I can begin the SLAM and stay in top of it.
Filter presusure went up overnight, so I back flushed again and it seems to gain a little clarity. I thought I was making slow but steady progress, but now the pool is going green! I'm confused on how the slob/previous owner can completely ignore the pool and have blue cloudy water, yet I come along after reading as much as I can and trying to be smart and I LOSE ground?!