New to the pool game. Inherited a 13k gallon 10 ft deep swamp.the house where we live hadn't used the pool in two seasons. Drained down halfway removed all leaves and limbs. Filled back up. Added some dichlor. Turned cloudy blue. Went out of town two weeks. Came back. Frogs tadpoles and swamp water oh my. Got all frogs out, all tadpoles. Shock shock shock for weeks. Yes pool store shock. Green water blackish dirt looking bottom. Go to pool store. Go home get sample. Bring back. 50 worth of soda ash. Take sample again. Boom! Perfect chemistry. Get this green to clean it will be ready for the 4th of July party. Cool. Up ph to 7.8 like directions say. Add dichlor shock. Check water 8 hrs later no sign of chlorine, ph at 6.2 alk is good, no cays 0. Next day lower of all chemistry. Do I try and raise the ph and then shock again? I'm at a loss. Back washed everything did what instructions said. Anyone wanna help me out before my wife and kids shoot fireworks at me for the forth?