Good evening everyone. So the house I bought came with a pool and this is my first season with it. Have read a lot on here and have a good idea of what I need to do. I have ordered the TF100 xl test, put pump and filter back together and have started slaming. Pool was not used last season and was very dark green when I started. Only have test strips until test gets here but think I'm close on my levels. So far I have put 12 gallons of 12.5% in since yesterday afternoon. Have CYA in sock increasing level and ph/TA are a little low. Water is currently milky gray. Can't forget I have blindly cleaned the bottom with rake. Think it's pretty good.
Noticed on multi port valve the diffuser tabs are broken and it does not stay on. Is this a big deal? Can I just glue it back on? I put new sand in, that's how I noticed.
I was vacuuming today on filtration and noticed a lot of green gunk coming out return back into the pool. Is this normal with heavy algae or might something be mechanically wrong?
I'm sure I will have many more questions, but that's it for now. Thank you in advance for any help that can be offered. I'm looking forward to this pool adventure.