Hello! I have been following this site for many weeks as we have been setting up our first ever pool.
But sadly, i think i just screwed my pool over.
First, we have a Colman above ground, 18'x48"... and horrible well water The first time we filled it, about a month ago, it wasn't to bad. But after a week of using the "towels over the intake" method to filter out the iron, we ended up with just a clear-green water. Assuming we did something wrong, someone had the brilliant idea to dump the pool and start all over! So, last week we did that, and then had Pepsi brown water! Ugh! I threw the junk filter and pump the pool came with in the trash and bought a $160 sand filter. Great! So i thought Nothing happened (after a lot of wasted water in backwashing later) I bought a vacuum! Worked like MAGIC! Got all the iron off the floor of the pool and it was amazing! But, back to this CLEAR-GREEN water! Ughhh! Finally, after shockinh the pool yesterday, nothing happened. Today, i added Muratic acid, just under a gallon of it! And it stripped the coloring of my vinyl liner :'( I poured it around the edges, like i thought i read to do! And now i find out, i should have poured it onto the outtake stream! Did i just jack it all up?! What do i do?! Why is it clear-green?!