We bought a home, which was in foreclosure, a couple of months ago which came with a pool. The pool was winterized for the last two years(at least) and we had it open 6 weeks ago.
Following are some of things we have done so far
Pool people put the new filters and opened the pool. We Shocked the pool with liquid Chlorine (13% ) about 16 Gallons (8, 4, 4 ) in total and took out lot of debris with Pool Leaf rake and manually vacuumed it and got the PH under control however the pool was cloudy. Shocked it with Lithium Shock and then sprayed with Revive to get all the Organic particles to settle and vacuumed it again. Clean the Cartilages 3-4 times in the last six week. We got another water test done last week and the Total dissolved solids were 2100 and were asked to drain 25% of the Pool. We did that and got the water tested again. Following are today result with Water still cloudy. ( we have been running the Pump 24/7 )
Free Chlorine .1
Total Alkalinity 179
Calcium Hardness 171
Total Dissolved Solids 1200
Just added Proteam Metal magic to reduce the copper. Idea is to balance the Copper first, then Adjust PH and Alkalanity, then add more chlorine. We have talked to few pool stores over the last six weeks and got different range of recommendations and not sure which one to follow. I have been reading TFP forum from last couple of days and I am hoping I will get some expert opinions from the knowledgeable people here to see if we are on the right track