Hi All, please bare with me as I'm new to owning a pool. I read test, test, test, sorry havn't had a chance to do that yet. Just bought a house with a pool that is gross to say the least. A little on the pool, what I know so far, its inground oval, gunite, its about 12 by 25 feet. Not sure on how many gallons, new pump 1.65 hp, cartridge filter, all are working.
What I would like to know is, pool had about a foot of water in the deep end, we filled it. Put new pump in made sure its working, and as i said it is. There were frogs and tadpoles in the water that was in there when we started, got them out, added liquid chlorine about 8 gallons. The water has gone from black to green, but there is silt or mud in it, and algae. In the process of trying to net and skim some of the silt out of the water waiting on test kit. Been cleaning the filter out about every half hour.
What should I do now while waiting on the test kit, do I get a cheap one in walmart and continue, should I not add any more chlorine?
Oh yea one more thing, like I said the pool had only about a foot of water in the deep end when we bought. Every one said get water in it quick, worry about cleaning it up after its filled. So thats what we did, also had to fill with well water, we did filter the hose.
Where do I go from here?????