So I live in Maine and purchased a home during the winter time. There is a 20x40' in ground vinyl pool which had 2 feet of snow on top of the cover when I purchased the home. The pool is a bromine pool. Well I looked under the cover and the water is green and it looks like algae is on the bottom. I tried calling every pool company nearby and all of them are booked till the middle of June to open pools.
I have been reading the forum and understand it might take a week to go from green to clear. I am trying to have my pool open by memorial day so I am going to open it myself this weekend. The pool store sold me 4 bags of shock and said to uncover the pool, raise water level, start the pump, put in shock and just clean the pool out. The told me to bring them a sample after this and they would sell me the chemicals I need.
Since this is a bromine pool is the TF-100 test kit something that would be useful. I have never owned a pool but I am going to give it a shot and hope for the best. Been doing my research about openings the last few weeks and due to no pool company support till June I am not going to wait. Any one with any advice feel free to chime in. I will post pictures of the equipment and the pool later this week once I get some time.