Great site!!! I KNOW this has been asked a billion times before and I apologize... just very new to this...
So, we have a 27ft above ground INTEX pool that I'm trying to get ready after being covered all winter. Initially, the water was almost black which was expected since nothing was running over the winter. Having read a few posts on clearing the water up... I started the pump back up (am NOT running the SWR as recommended) then added 6 gallons of generic bleach to the water to kill the algae .... and the water promptly turned dark brown and now is a dark rusty color. But now it's staying brown. I have changed the filter about 6 times in 3 days trying to flush it... but it hasn't helped much. Or so I believe.
The pool is ~21000 gallons
The test kit from Walmart shows CL level at about 4 ... and that's all I know... lol
Is it going to be a huge hassle and expense to clear this thing up ? Should I just drain and re-fill it (which would cost with the new salt about $120.00)? $$ is obviously a great concern!
Thank yo so much!