Hey guys, newbie here..I've lurked for a few years but always decided not to get a pool even though we love them. Well, got one this year and I thought I would keep it simple by just letting the local pool store test my water and guide me.. Lol..
I have a 20ft intex pool with the frame and a 50lb sand filter. We are also on well water.. Got it filled a couple months ago and made e mistake of using the fake sand.. Would not filter correctly and got algae quickly.. Pool co guided me with algicide and a bunch of other stuff and a few days later it was beautiful. Changed to regular sand and we were swimming.. Three weeks into swimming it started to turn green. I had been shocking regularly because we swam everyday but it still turned.. Then it rained for about a week nonstop. So I just waited.
Then I began to tackle, super shocking with 6x the recommended doses and acid daily.. No testing or anything just figured why not.. After a couple hundred dollars and no change I went to the pool co and they did another algicide followed by shock. BOOM! Beautiful blue colored water but was white cloudy.. Dead algae right? Shocking didn't clear that, filter was getting it. They had my do a clarifier followed by shocking every 12 hours and after a week still nothing. I haven't touched it for 3 days now..figured maybe let it sit and it would clear up.. Nothing.
I order the recommended tst kit and I'm waiting on its arrival but can I or should I do anything to get started?