Can't thank everyone here enough for all the help and advice. And of course you know I'll be coming back here for more help.
But for now, I hope you all enjoy these before and after shots.
I'm not done yet, still some vacuuming and brushing to do, but needless to say the change from last Sunday to today is dramatic. Seven days, a lot of netting leaves, tons of bleach, running the DE filter 24/7 and backwashing it more times than I can count, but it was all worth it! The only water I had to add was to raise the level back up to the skimmer when I vacuumed on waste a couple times this week.
The deep end is actually crystal clear, but the shadows from the huge trees make it look dark. If the water temp wasn't hovering right at 70 degrees I'd be in the pool right now!
Thanks again everyone!