Hi everyone!! I am a new pool owner and not very knowledgeable about it all yet...lol. We were doing great with the pool until about a week ago we used it pretty heavily over 2 days with all the kids in and out of it. By the end of the night, it looked sooo dirty so I did what I usually do and put in the chlorine and ran the pump for a long time. I also used the net to skim out as much debris as I could, but the water was just not getting clear.
The next day, I changed the filter and did some more scooping out of debris (flies mostly). Then I noticed what seemed to be a cluster of human hair tangled with flies. Once I scooped it out I noticed it was full with maggots ( or so I am assuming that is what they are ). I am totally grossed out and wondering how this is happening. I found more at the bottom of the pool.
After repeating with the chlorine, I noticed that wasn't even working once I tested the levels. So I added Shock to the pool. All the other levels are fine on the testing strip but I'm having trouble balancing the chlorine levels and now with the maggots. Do I need to empty the whole pool and start from scratch again.