Hi all! My name says it all. We bought a house with an IG pool 3 years ago. I had a pool guy taking care of it, then just when the pool turned green, he suddenly stopped showing up. I've taken over the care and maintenance of the pool and have been trying to learn all the ins and outs, but there is so much conflicting info out there that my head is swimming. Now if I could just get the pool cleared up so the rest of me could swim, too!
I've read through the Pool School and have already gotten some great info there.
I have a 6 way test kit from Walmart, but didn't really trust the results, so I took the water to Leslie's to be tested.
I removed and cleaned the filter cartridges, ordered new ones and I'm currently waiting on them to be delivered. Turns out that the pool guy NEVER cleaned or replaced them in the last 3 years.
Obviously I need to add conditioner/stabilizer and lots of chlorine, but I don't know how long I should wait between. Do I add it all at once? The water is clear (you can see the bottom of the pool), but there's algae on the walls and steps. The pool gets a lot of direct sunlight, if that makes any difference. I just don't know where to start! I hope somebody here can HELP!