So last Thursday I decided to open my pool after not opening last year. I bought a brand new cartridge for my filter. I pumped the water off the tarp and took it off. But some of the stuff on the tarp got in pool because it ripped. So I started my shock treatment. Since Thursday I have used 12 gallons of shock. Not all at once. 2 in morning and 2 at night mostly. My pool is 18 feet in diameter by 42 in deep. All of the sudden my pump wasn't sucking in and pushing out good. SO I cleaned the filter and it when back to normal for only like 10 minutes. Now I have removed cartridge and pump works great. Kept cleaning filter over and over and over. My pool was really dirty. Now my pool is super cloudy and I just turned pump off hoping that everything will drop to bottom like it usually does. I only have test strip kit and dual (pH and cl drops kit).
What should I do? I was hoping everything would drop to bottom and then I can vacuum it with out cartridge and run the inlet house right to a sewer I have in backyard. Do I need new cartridge? I just bought one 5 days ago! Thank you