First of all, thanks to everyone for the awesome information on this forum!!
My wife and I bought a foreclosure in December with a seriously jacked up pool. We had to have the bottom reworked and a new liner installed. I'll post some pictures when I find them. I had to replace the pump motor and do a few other small odds and ends like cleaning concrete out of the skimmer basket (who knows why it was there?).
The pool has been up for a little over a month now. I had to be out of town for about 3 weeks after the pool was filled. I was just getting the pool set up and running nicely when I left. I'm using the BBB Method.
My wife met me out of town for the last 4 days of my trip. When we returned, we had a very dark green swamp in our back yard
I have read through Pool School at least once and I read about turning a Swamp into an Oasis. (turning-your-green-swamp-back-into-a-sparking-oasis-t4147.html)
My pool is now a milky white color. I was keeping the pool at shock levels for about 3 days, testing twice per day (I started before I read the Swamp to Oasis post.) I understand that it may take a week for this to filter out and become clear again.
Do I need to keep the FC up during this time, or can I let it come back down?? Is there anything else I need to be doing?
Last Nights test (I bought a Taylor test kit with liquid reagents can't remember model #, but it didn't test CYA so I ordered CYA only directly from Taylor)
FC - 2 ppm
pH - 7.4
TA - 80
CYA ~ 30 (I added CYA 3 days ago as it was close to zero with the new pool water.) It could still be dissolving. I'll retest next week for a better indication and adjust as needed.
Thanks again, everyone!!