Just bought a house with a pool. Yay for me.
Got the keys and went to check things out, and my pool was BROWN.
Over the last 48 hours, while working intermittently, I began to shock the pool. I didn't have time to test with anything other than the cheap strips from Wal-mart, but I figured this would give me a head-start for my days off.
My water is now a light green and cloudy. Here are the results from the pool store tests (havent bought my own because I can't figure out the discount code for TFP supporters):
I have added an appropriate amount of Muriatic Acid to correct the pH. Pool guy recommended NoMorProb for algae prevention (which I have since learned is not actually necessary) so I added 10oz of that, but will be discontinuing its use.
With all that being said, should my next steps be Bleach and Stabilizer?? Can I add them the same time?
Any and all suggestion/direction appreciated!