Need advice on whether to drain or fight with chemicals. We bought our house a year ago in a short sale. The pool was a pond, and the owner at the time said he had never seen it that green. He went to the pool store and they said to put two boxes of green to blue in. The sale went through and the pool was still green. I started testing and adding chlorine to it and got it a grey color. I came to a realization that the previous owner never cleaned the pool the year before, and when he pulled the cover in the spring before we bought the house, he let all the leaves fall to the bottom. I cleaned out more leaves than I could ever imagine. When i winterized the pool it was a light grey color. When we opened it this year i got 99% of everything off the bottom(can't see it). Before i start spending a lot of money on bleach, i would like to know if that would be a waste of money. I have read that if the water has been bad that long it won't behave.
I should mention i have not tested the pool as of this post, but have 7 way strips and a cya tester.