OK, here's what has taken places since 4 weeks ago when I removed the cover. When the cover was removed, water was the greenest I had ever seen it in the last 5 years of opening the pool. We had an unusually warm early spring in the North East, the cover developed a few tears over the winter and some leaves nd stuff probably got in. I hooked up the filter, topped off the pool to middle of skimmer basket, ran filter 24 hrs, diluted ten 1lb bags of shock and added it to the water. Water started to turn a bit less green, let run for a week, still green, took a water sample to local pool store, their analysis returned adding 25lbs alkalinity Up, 6 additional lbs shock, 16oz algaecide, run filter continuously without backwash, keep chlorine high ( off the chart ).
I did all that, water still green ( cannot see bottom )
I found out that the day I was topping off pool water with hose, my local water company was flushing the lines causing rusty dirty water, I am not sure what to do, can anyone offer a suggestion other than draining and refilling the pool ( thats about $400 of water ) Thanks, mxtermick