Ok so I've been lurking on the TFP for a few weeks and have been able to obtain a crash course in pools.
However I learned the folly of my ways (previous attempts at cleaning up my pool were futile).
See attached pictures.
So for a month or so I just thought my pool had a lot of pollen, but I have now been able to deduct that its an algae as it grows.
One of my first mistakes was crushing up 9 or so trichlor tabs and letting them dissolve into the pool. I now know that was a mistake as my CYA level is 100.
Right now I am draining the pool, will refill, and SLAM to solve mustard algae.
I would also like to address the stains, I am on well water, and combined with an automatic pool leveler that the bank (I bought a foreclosure) had that rusted apart, they are probably Iron.
So can I tackle the algae SLAMing and rust stain removal simultaneously? While the pool level is down (draining water to lower CYA) should I use muriatic acid or similar to tackle the stains?
Or do I fight the algae now, and hit the stains later, as a separate independent operation once my pool has recovered from the algae SLAMs.
Any help coming up with an order of operations, what to do when would be appreciated.