I just wanted to drop a quick note and tell you how grateful I am to become a member of your site! I've had an AG pool now for three years and last year I got kind of lazy with it and didn't maintain it as well as I should have. I know. Opened up this past weekend and it smelled like a lake turning over. My regular pool store wasn't open, so I ended up at Leslie's pool supply. The guy sold me Green to Clean and 2 lbs of powdered shock. It improved, but not enough. He wouldn't even test my water when I came in because it was so bad! Over the last 2 days I've added 3 gallons of 12% pool shock, two more pounds of powdered shock, and 4 gallons of all purpose bleach. It's slowly getting there. Today I took water in for analysis and my pool guy said all my chemicals except chlorine were in range. So I'm going to shock again today and then shock again tommorow. How long can I expect my pool to be light green and murky? It's a huge improvement, but the kids are getting impatient.
I'm going to buy a fancy test kit like ya'll so I don't have to run to the pool store to have them do water analysis. Then I can share my results with all of you!
Thanks for all the great information. I'm learning a ton!