Walk-through was last Wednesday. Pool was blue, but a little cloudy. Took possession on Thursday. Pool was green. Had pool store guy out that day to talk us through the equipment (they'd built the pool and provided major service). We tested the water using the former owner's little kit (chlorine read at or above 3.0, but that's as high as the kit goes) and the pool guy added acid and alkali enhancer, in some undisclosed amounts. He told us to get an algaecide at the pool store and add a full quart. We did that the next day, using Banish. Along with scrubbing the sides and bottom of the pool. Upon taking possession the SWG was set at 80%.
We had no tangible results from the algaecide. The water remained murky. We took a water sample into the pool store on Sunday and were given Super Soluble, more alkali enhancer, salt, and another round of Banish. That was, uh, pricy.
We did another round of Super Soluble per pool store instructions on Tuesday. The water is now very clear. Found this forum mid-week and Amazon delivered a K-2006 test kit yesterday.
Water remains very clear but green.
CC seems between .5 and 1
CYA 100-120 (pool store today said 95)
I took a water sample into the pool store to see if the remaining green color was copper, stemming from the double dose of Banish they prescribed. They said they'd be surprised (although the CH test turned purple, which I read could mean a metals problem). They suggested it would remedy itself with time, which was refreshing, I guess?
No place around here seems to have Jack's Magic The Purple Stuff, but that seems like it might be a good idea? Any thoughts? Including whether it's safe to swim? I assume it is, although the green may mean we should wash out hair, unless we want to look like Muppets?