3 weeks ago, we unknowingly, made a move that would be detrimental to our pool. New pool owners, we've only been in our house 11 months and much of the time here required little maintenance due to it being off-season. So, our water was low, it had been quite some time since we had a rain and my nephews were splashing around. We thought we could throw our hose in, then test water and readjust chemicals, boy were we WRONG. Apparently we have some of the hardest water on the planet because within hours the water was turning and rust was settling on the bottom and sides. I immediately googled and learned to no add anymore chemicals ans to begin vacuuming, brushing, running filter, cleaning filter numerous times a day and add sequestering agents. So for nearly 3 weeks I have been doing just that. I have tried 3 different brands and I tried ascorbic acid to help remove the rust from the walls as every inch is stained now, no luck at all. No end in sight, not even a dent in the problem, in fact it seems worse. It is approx 13,000 gallons and I normally take VERY good care of it. I taught myself with google and youtube videos as it is much easier and cheaper if I just do it rather than hire someone and allow them access to our backyard on their time chancing that our dogs are outside at that moment and letting them out.
Please please please, any help and adivce, I am a sponge for! Thank you
Also, side note, we just got some pillow stuffing as I saw some folks have success with that, but they had above ground pools, and our is in-ground but figured I would give it a whirl anyway.