Ok, here's the scoop. Or at least as much as I know so far.
Pool (specs that I know in sig) has been covered for at least 2 years. Realtor indicated there was a leak a couple years ago, but did not know where or if it had been repaired.
ETA Pool is 17 years old.
New pump motor 1hp, SF 1.0 (probably too big, but boss had it ordered and installed before consulting me!)
Pool company opened, only added liquid chlorine on my instruction Water not ot as bad as I expected upon opening. Full of sludge.
pH was high, lowered it with MA. Started shocking and scooping. lots of goop and dead bloated worms. 2 days of shocking and scooping later, and the pool lost about 8" overnight. hm.
Leak detection called, but we still need to clear the water. So we are scooping and shocking, running pump for about 45 minutes after shocking and then turning it off.
Are we at all on the right track? And yes, I have 'our' TF 100