Hello guys! I recently (about a month ago) bought an 15x4 AGP by Intex. Upon filling it up with water, the water turned green immediately. I am on well water, and I'm not sure if that had something to do with it, as I have had water discoloration problems in the past with my well. Anyhow, long story short, I have YET to get in the pool. So I finally ended up adding flocculent to get the green stuff to settle to the bottom, and vaccumed it on waste 3 or 4 times. The algae appears to be gone, and there are no particles floating in the water like before. Here are my values from yesterday (the pool store was already closed, and I don't have one of the highly spoke of test kits yet)
Total Chlorine wouldn't even register
Free Chlorine 3
I then used my test kit with the drops to test the Chlorine, Bromine and pH again..
I then added pH increaser, 20oz liquid bleach, 1 cup stabilizer, and 1 oz clarifier. I let it run over night...here are my values for this morning. The water still appears hazy, but the bottom is visible, although it still has a slight green tint to it...no algae seen with the naked eye. But I can definitely tell it's getting better. I'm just not sure what steps to take next.
Total Chlorine 2
Free Chlorine 10
My drop kit showed
Any ideas on what I should do next? I've read all of the pool school stuff and tried to make sense of the Pool Calculator, and I'm still somewhat confused.