Just opening up after the winter. I left it closed longer this year, because we took an early vacation. It will be consistent 90s this week, so I figure it's a good time to open her up.
I had it covered all winter.
Now, it smells swampy, and there are tiny tadpoles swimming around. The bottom of the pool is filthy with pollen, etc. but I've skimmed the leaves, etc. out. Although the pool looks horrible, the water I pulled out to test is clear. I am now going to test that water.
Am I looking at following the algae removal process, or simply shocking and cleaning the pool? It looks like mainly it's a dirty bottom. I should not that a couple weeks ago, I peeking in the pool and it wasn't anywhere near this bad. This is pollen, etc. that has fallen recently on to the cover.
Should I filter first, then use the vacuum? Or vacuum first?