Hello, all! My husband and I just purchased our first home... that has an inground pool. He was SO excited, I wasn't so much. Our home was a foreclosure, (yikes), and the pool looks like it was neglected for a long time. Had the local pool guy come out, told us everything looked OK. (If needed new equipment, wasn't going to bother opening first summer). Everything was not OK (shocker). Needed new pump, new sand, new part in filter, and had some leaks that had to be repaired. 2 thousand dollars later, we thought the worst was over. WRONG. I have spent big time $$$ on so many chemicals and I am still left with a super cloudy pool, that is "blue" some days, and as soon as it is disturbed it is green. I have shocked and shocked, pool place said levels all look good. Tried blind vacuuming, got most of shallow end all cleaned up, but still can't see bottom, but deep end still probably has inches of gunk. I really don't know much about the equipment. I do know that the pool is around 19500 gallons according to the pool store records. Pool guy apparently opened with 50 lbs of shock, that's what I was charged for anyway. Was then told to add another 25 lbs, and have since then probably added another 20. I have tried 3 different types of algecides. Tried flocing. Tried it all. At this point if we can't get this pool ready by the end of the summer, next summer it is getting filled in!!!!! It has been "open" for over a month now, and I still can't even see past the second step. Frustrated beyond belief. Any help would be appreciated.
I have added a picture of the pool when we first pulled the cover off (mesh cover, not a winter cover), as the massive amount of shock has been working for a few hours.
Now it is just either a bright teal blue cloudy mess, or neon green. No junk.