New house and new pool. We put up our pool in April and filled it per a neighbor's suggestion so the liner wouldn't warp in the sun, but the electric work wasn't complete yet. So essentially the pool sat for a month or more with dirty water. Finally got the electrical/filter good to go. Shocked the pool, set up the Tri-Chlor tablets that came with the "kit" and got the pH in check. Water won't hold chlorine -- tests show like .3 ppm, despite the tablets having stabilizer and chlorine in them. We have 6, 3-inch tablets in the automatic chlorinator feed. Now water is cloudy and green again. We have yet to see the bottom of the pool after filter running for almost 2 weeks, roughly 10 hours a day. Pressure is good and filter has been backwashed a few times after vacuuming. I want to switch to the BBB method so we're more hands-on, or a method that works, but don't know where to start. Took the pool water to a place and had it tested -- will purchase a better test kit today for myself. Here were the results.
Any help is appreciated. My husband is fed up and I've been put in charge of cleaning up the pool and just wanted to get it right and make it the easiest process possible so we can swim. Thanks in advance!!