Just found this forum while studying how to clear a green pool. THis pool was not used for four or five years. Required a new pump n motor, chlorinator. I tried to get the pool company that had worked on it previously but they were too busy to get to a potentially troublesome opening. The guy I talked to had a friend of his call me to help.
The friend was an older guy who seemed to know what he was doing. After getting the pump running , he "shocked" the pool with 5 0r 6 bags of granular product. He had some test strips and the PH was high. He had me get a gallon of muriatic acid and add. That did bring it back down. But the chlorine was low quickly. After reading some I realize he should have tested it before shocking.
After reading some here I see I need the better test kit, another problem is the pool is three hours away from my home. I have only been there a few times for maybe two or three days straight then have to leave. My robot cleaner needed new feet but is lost on the bottom of the pool now. I will go back with my mask so I can recover him to keep at the cleaning. There could still be some leaves and debris on the bottom on the deep end.
I did change the sand in the filter last week. I plan to go back on Sunday night to be there a couple of days at least. I do have someone there I can teach to run daily test. I found an old tub of granular HC I can use but now I feel I should get a bunch of regular bleach to pour in after a good dose of Muriatic acid first. THe PH was above 8 when I left it yesterday morning.
I had a pump electrical issue several days ago, I got it going again and the pump is running 24 hrs a day just now.
OK opening post done, Clear water ahead!!