I opened my pool 2 weeks ago only to find my pump motor seized up. Fast forward through all the hassles of getting the new pump and installation and that brings us to yesterday. Yesterday was the first day I was able to have the pump running.
After opening the pool I added bleach (the largest bottle available) approximately every other day until I got the pump up and running. I vacuumed as much debris as I could see from the pool as well as scrubbed all the walls and floor. I have been back washing the filter at least twice a day which results in a milky water in the discharge. The water has cleared up well in the spa as well as the shallow end and is starting to clear up in the deep end starting around the sides.
I have yet to test the water but plan on doing so today. I purchased the TF100 for testing purposes.
So the question begin.
1. With the fact that I am using Bromine should I still follow the recommended chemical levels?
If not what needs to be different?
2. I planned on adding the Borax/Muriatic Acid combo but should I wait until the pool is clear? Or will this help clear up the algae?
3. With the bleach/chlorine reactivating the dormant bromine in the pool should I be adding more bromine?
4. Any other advice appreciated!!
I am still a green horn pool owner (2nd year) so please bear with me!