To prepare myself for this new adventure I have been reading these forums on and off over the winter. I have installed a 27' x 54" above ground pool with a SW256X sand filter. To save money I decided to fill the pool from my well. I'm starting to think that was my first mistake since the water is now a light brown-ish green. I've run into a few issues with parts and setup and do not trust my local pool dealer to help me out of this mess. So far I have dumped in a bottle of the metal\scale remover that they recommended and thought I would ask for help here. Beyond that the water is straight out of the ground. The filter has been circulating for about 18hrs now. I planned on shocking the pool tonight with aquachem Shock Xtra Blue that I picked up at my local Fleet Farm.
Is shocking the correct next step?
Should I be using this powdered shock?
Should I just be using bleach?
Thanks for you help, I'm looking to learn the BBB method.