Bought this house pool was presumably open in 2012 but not touched in 2013. Water is a dark green cloud.
Started today got the ph right then kept pool at shock level for several hours in the evening. Scooped out lots of leaves and muck from the bottom, think most of it is out but cant see much. Brushed walls and floor twice. Sand filter is taking in so much algae it seems to only run well for about 3 hours without a backwash, less if im stirring things up. Water has gotten gray-er but isnt completely gray.
Is there hope or should i just give up and drain it?
Update in the morning will see if the chlorine level holds well.