I got an Intex Easy Set 18' pool and two weeks ago I filled it up and got the pump running. I bought the saltwater system but it was missing an adapter so I couldn't get it running. I added about 2 cups of household bleach and a lb of stabilizer hoping that would tide me over until I got the adapter (it's in the mail). I swam in it yesterday and noticed it had about a million strands of white sort of pulpy stuff floating in the water. I'm not sure what it is - they are thin and translucent and different sizes - like long pulp. The water is slightly cloudy but not green or anything.
Should I empty the pool and start over with new water once I get the saltwater system going? Or is the standard filter going to get rid of all this pulpy stuff? I know I should probably upgrade the filter - how bad do I need to do that?
There were also little brown worms on the bottom - I got most out with the strainer. And a million winged ants. And some bees. I guess I should start using the cover.