Hello. I am a newb to the forum and pools. Have a vinyl above ground with about 16600 gallons and accidently contaminated it when i tried to shortcut it and removed winter cover. This has a supposedly crappy nature2 provision chlorinator. I removed the minerals inside the canister and removed the tri tablets for now since its too expensive fr my taste and agree with tfp that chlorine should be enough. I realize i need to buy a decent test kit but all i have now is the aqua check strip.
The water is now green and i cleaned much of the leaves as i could and its running through filter now. The water was reasonably clear before i decided to dump winters leftovers in it. I tried vacuuming floor but some reason its discharging brown wherever i picked up gunk. Seems like filter should catch it. I feel like i need to slam it to get ahead of the issue i created. My strip tells me (hard to tell exactly)
Ph: i think 8ish
Total chlorine/bromine (cc??):0ish
Im thinking after i clean my filter ill add 698oz of 6pct bleach to raise fc to 20 due to high cya of 50. Should i add muriatic acid as well to drop ta at same time? I am trying to study pool school but i feel like i need to take immediate action!