Pease help!!!! I have been trying to get my pool open for the past week. I have an 18×52 Summer Escapes AG pool. I had it up last year with the cheap pump it came with. This year I upgraded and bought an Intex Sand filter. (I have been trying to go the cheap route until we knew for sure if we were truly "pool people" and ready to splurge for a more permanent AG pool. Well I have probably surpassed that cost!!) Anyway, due to life happening I did not do anything to the pool to prepare for winter or opening this summer. Therefore, I started by filling it up with water , about half had evaporated. (In hindsight I guess I should have drained at this point as DH said!) I hooked up new sand filter, and got out as much of the leaves and such that I could with a big net. I took the recommendation of the pool store and put in "Clean to Green" from Leslie's and spent 36 hours putting 2 bags of shock every 12 hours with pump going. Not as green on Monday, but still not "just cloudy" as pool guy said it would be. Took a sample of water to the local pool store I used last year. This time muriatic acid, an algaecide, and 3 bags of a super shock and tablets for the floater. Did not vacuum at this point, just had used big skimmer pole. Put in chemicals. THEN realized I need to vacuum. Vacuummed for 2 days until very little was coming from bottom. Third trip to Pool store recommended muriatic acid, 2 bags shock and a clarifier. I also added the rest of the algeacide since it still looked green and 2 more bags shock. That was yesterday. Oh and last night, in a fit of frustration, I poured in 2 gallons of liquid bleach. I have yet to look at the pool this morning. I am to the point that if it is still any shade of green I am going to drain it. I have not purchased the test kit that is recommended as I just saw where to order today, but I will! Any advice would be gteatly appreciated.