A week ago I was sold a 10 foot quick set pool (1,018Gallons). The man at the store said "everything you need is in the box", and said because it had a pump, and it was so small I didn't need to worry about chemicals! LIAR! So, I went home set up the pool, and let the kids play in it. Then we had a 3-4 day cool spout, so I didn't go near it (thinking the pump was taking care of it!) I let the pump run ALL day, from 7am, until about 10pm, if not all night as well. So as you can imagine, over the course of say a week, the completely untreated tap water started clouding, and turning green. I've been trying to get this all sorted, and got what I thought I needed, but now I'm at home and LOST!! The only test kit I could find only tests for Total Bromine, Free chlorine, pH, and Total Alkalinity. I Have shock, borax, pH up, baking soda, and bleach. I was told (by an unreliable source!) to put in 1/2 a package of shock, and adjust the ph, and I'd be good.... so I did! Now after looking into it, I think I might have messed it up even more. Now what do I do?! And what else do I need?... If you need any other info, let me know!!
PS...I live in a small town, so there's no pool store for miles, and I don't drive, so the more I can find at the market the better!