Ok, to start, a little background. I moved into a new place and now have a pool. The place was owned by my brother and his wife kept the pool up. It's a year old above ground 18' X 18' X 4' vinyl pool with a sand filter and SWCG. I don't have any idea about how she was maintaining it or anything. Over the winter I don't believe anything was done to it it. I think they just turned off the pump and SWCG and called it good. I have ordered and tested the pool with a TFTestKits T100 (I believe). The results are as follows
Salt : 2,000 ppm
Chlorine : 0
pH : > 8.2
TA : 90
CYA : 0 (assuming zero, filled the tube to full and could still see the dot)
I didn't test the CH due to vinyl pool. The pool is dark green. If you were to stick your arm in up to your elbow you wouldn't be able to see your hand. I have spent two or three days fishing leaves out and think I have it completely empty of (floating) leaves.
I have never taken care of a pool before. I have read (at least a majority of) the pool school topics.
My question is this. I am on a well and as such am not paying for water. Would it be better to drain and refill the pool or attempt to SLAM it? I'm assuming it will take at least a couple of weeks of SLAMing and an additional couple of weeks to clear it up.
Thanks for any and all advice!
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