I have a 24' 48" round above ground pool that came with the house I bought in september. I recently took the cover off in attempts to start up this pool. I found the water to be black and green. I used a water hose to add water so that it is above the skimmer hole and discharge. I bought a 19" leaf rake bag and went around the pool bottom, removing large bags of leaves from the bottom. Now I have a "somewhat clean" pool with no leaves. I can't see the bottom. I ran the pump and filter (hayward sand filter) a bit to check operation and it seems to be working. The pump and filter are hooked up properly. I have the skimmer pipe going to the intake of the pump and the output of the pump going to the "pump" side of the hayward filter and the discharge side going to the dischage of the pool.
I was doing some reading. It seems I'm going to need to put in some sort of copper based chemcial to kill the alge and follow it up with a flocculant???? I believe this is a 13K gallon pool. What is the procedure. I know someone is going to tell me to read some articles on this forum. Where are the sticky's for this?