Ok, I just bought a house on a short sale. The pool hasnt been opened in 2 years. Details are in my signature. I had some pool guys come and open the pool. They said the water didnt look that bad. It was slightly green and you could see to the bottom. All they did was hook up the pump, install cartridge filter, vacuum once, and install ladder. They did not add any chemicals and neither did I at this point. Now that the pool is running it has turned a pleasent hazy green.
So, I go down to the pool store and give them a water sample. I told them the pool was a hazy green color. So they run an ammonia test on top of a regular test which took 30 minutes to complete. They tell me there is too much ammonia in the pool and I should drain half the water fill it back up and bring them a new sample. I dont like this advice so I go somewhere else and give them a sample. They tell me I dont need to drain any water and then they give me some chemicals to add to the water. The chemicals are, and to add in this order:
1.5.25 lbs. ?
2.1.5 lbs. ph increaser
3. 2.0 lbs Stabilizer
4.2 gallons pool shock
So I go add these chemicals because I like their advice better. I guess my questiones are: 1. Can I trust these pool places? 2. How long will it take for the pool to clear up? 3. I have read a little bit about chlorhine resistant bacteria, should I be worried about it?
Thanks in advance