Hi all & nice to meet you!
So I bought a home this past November with a neglected pool. The pool is black and was left uncovered until i moved in. The neighbors think the pool was not used in a year. The house we did have had a 24' 52" OG round that i never had any trouble with. I always used the little test kit from Walmart and it suited me fine and i always had crystal clear water. I'm guessing I was luck those 4 years.
I uncover this pool on 4/5/15 and it is covered with Green foliage floating on the top. The water is black. The water line is just above the first step, and i can barely make out the 2nd step. I started with a leaf rake and got 3 wheel barrels of "gunk" our Sunday, 2 Tuesday, and 1 yesterday. I am only peeling the cover back about half way and scooping from there. I have not touched the deep end. I still have a way to go. My plans are to get it dipped and fired up this weekend to begin the SLAM process.
Is my test kit okay for this? I bought the kit before I found the forums or i would have bought a recommended one.
I checked the PH and it seemed very low. It was yellowish and did not compare to any of the shades of red on my kit. Could water color affect this?
I will try to upload pics of progress.
Any and all advice is appreciated!