I wish I had found this first, but oh well. Our pool chemical man died last year, so we have a new supplier of pool chemicals in our area. Had the water tested today, purchased recommended chemicals and headed back to work. I still have questions, thought I could call them back later but the pool supply place has closed for the day. We started a few weeks ago with a green pool netted out the leaves, shocked it, brushed it. It's now more of a milky blue with a hint of green. We've been continually brushing, backwashing etc. These are the results from today's test.
I have stabalizer, floculant and super blue at the house. So I purchased the Alkalinity plus and Calcium Increaser and a bottle of Algecide and 3 in chlorine tabs. I have a 14,000 gallon vinyl lined above ground pool. He told me to balance the water it will clear up. That doesn't sound right, it seems I remember my old pool guy telling me to kill the algae and clear the water first, then get the chemicals right. Which way is right?