First-time poster here so hopefully I will include all the relevant info. the first time.
We have a 20' Intex pool (above-ground). One week ago, we set up and began to fill it. Got it full all the way up to the bottom of the filter connection when our breaker box broke at our house knocking out our well... and keeping us from further filling the pool. We had already dumped 6 bags of salt in it, as we were anticipating running a salt water system within the hour.
We just got the well fixed last night (after much hoopla with the breaker box warranty company) and were able to finish filling the pool the last foot or so this morning. Hubby is gone to work right now though and will not be here to install the pump and filter until 4:00. In the meantime, the pool is going green on me - more and more so by the hour. I want to stop this before I have a big mess on my hands.
Here were my test reads using hth test strips:
salt -- 6.6 or 3290
total hardness -- 50
free chlorine -- 0/0
ph -- 6.4
Total Alkalinity -- 40
Cyanuric Acid -- 0
The pool has also got quite a bunch of debris in it, as we haven't vacuumed it yet or even skimmed it properly yet -- still trying to find the skimmer in the garage from our move.
I realize that all my numbers are off. I think I have most things on hand to fix it (algaecide, shock, ph reducer, alkalinity increaser, test strips), but I need to know what to do first. The algae is my biggest concern. If I can do something before the hubby gets home and sets up the pump and filter, please tell me. I could even find something long (a broom handle or something) and stir it up like a big cooking pot on the stove, if I have to. Just help me stop this green please!