I have a cheap Intex metal frame pool. It is 15X4 and holds 4400 gallons. We woke up after a storm and it was green. So I got a "green to blue" HTH kit from walmart. It said to put the shock in, then put this other stuff in (it was kind of clumpy and looked like clay). Then let it circulate for an hour, and then settle for 24 hours. Then I was supposed to vacuum it up. The package did say not to use if you can't vacuum, but I'm an idiot.
So I went to vacuum, and I realized that my little Toys R Us vacuum just has a mesh bag attached, so the stuff flows right through it. The guy at the pool store says that is the only type of vacuum I can use for this pool. I tried to pump it out with a hand pump, and then I rigged the hose to my pool vacuum to get it out. It kind of work, but it really circulated the stuff around.
So right now the stuff is settling again, and I'm looking for any option besides draining the pool. Suggestions?