So I am a first time pool owner/installer and have pieced together a very budget friendly pool from mostly used parts. The actual construction and installation went great and I'm within a 1/2in level all the way around! That's about where the good news ends. I began filling the pool (well water) and about 3/4 way full my well started pumping orange, sediment heavy, water into the pool. I would assume it pumped dirty water for 20-30 min before I caught it, I decided I could filter out the sediment and kept on filling. Once the pool was filled it looked like chocolate milk. I have been running the pump/filter mostly 24/7 and I am making progress. Within the first couple days I added 2 gal of walmart bleach, about 3lbs of stabilizer , and one bag of shock. By the local pool stores recommendation I added 1 qt of "metal free", 1 qt of "stain and scale remover", and a few ozs of water clarifier. The first water test done by the pool store showed
For the high ph and alkalinity I added approx 1/2 gallon of muriatic acid.
Next day at different pool store I got the following test.
This morning my tf-100 showed up and I got the following results
This is my first time using the kit so my numbers may be a little skewed.
The water has gone from chocolate milk, to dark green, to cloudy light green today. I have been placing paper towels in the skimmer and they come out bright orange after a few hours so I'm slowly getting the sediment out. Any suggestions on where I should go from here?