I am also new to this Site , I stumbled upon it when I was Googling a Pool Problem , and I have been Absorbing it for about a week now. Im not a New Pool owner (10 yrs ) now , but have been doing it the "Pool Store " way , spending 1000's of $$. This year has been especially brutal by no fault of my own , because I only Covered my Pool last Winter with Mesh net cover to catch leaves, and now Im paying for It. Many leaves got in around and underneath the cover , and My Hayward pump went last week , which set me back. With my new Hayward 1hp Super pump installed now , here is where I am at, I got all Debris out of shallow end, and Did a Initial Vac in the deep end today,(8ft). Water is no longer green but Milky White. This is when I would Normally do a Flock , or the Clear and Perfect to knock down all the Suspended Particles that the Pump cant filter. My Numbers today were..Total Chl. 3.0...Free Chl.=3.0 PH.=6.8 Alk=50 Calcium Hardness=85 Stabilizer =40. but I have been Vaccuming out to waste and constantly replacing the water also, which I may have to do 1 more time in the Deep end.... Thanks for any Advice.