I bought my house 2 years ago, and gutted and remodeled the inside. So now I am ready for the pool. I just found this site after I started. Wish I would have found it sooner after I read the "Turn you green swamp into a sparkling oasis," but alas I didn't. So I probably hurt myself somewhat. So here goes what I did. Specs in signature. Also, I only have a 4 way test kit from in the swim, but I did order the tf100 xl last night.
Readings from 730 this morning
(actually these are from some test strips I have, because the kit doesn't test for cya)
I raked the bottom of the pool for hours getting all the leaves, pine cones, etc out of the pool. After I was pretty sure I had it all out I added 10.5 gallons of clorox bleach. The pool went from very green to slightly green and cloudy.(What I put in I remember clearly, but the actualy reaction of the pool water is a little sketchy, I will better monitor this as needed for your help) I raked some more stuff off the bottom and added another 9 gallons of bleach a day or two later and the water seemed to turn even more green. I then added 1 qt or so of 3x concentrated hth clarifier and 5 lbs hth super shock it. It got lighter green and cloudy again(i think). Then a day or two later I added another 5 lbs of super shock it and 1 gallon hth algae control. Water still seemed lighter green and quite cloudy. I got some super flock from the pool store at their suggestion, and used that. It didnt' seem to do much. But the next morning I still vacuumed to waste. I added ~3 lbs of borax on Thursday evening. Also, just added 4 lbs of hth stabilizer/conditioner this morning.
I have tested the pool almost daily and the fc and cya have been 0 for a few days. The pH was 6.8 or so, and TA 140.
This morning the pool would probably be best described as a light greenish blue tint and pretty cloudy.
Please advise me on my best course of action. I read the posts by JasonLion(?) about green swamp to sparkling oasis and another one about the bbb method. I have also read part of the pool school series, and will hopefully finish reading this evening and reread tomorrow probably.