i just opened my pool yesterday (took the cover off) only to find the water brown and teaming with mosquito larvae. In our haste to remove the cover, leaf and other debris ended up in the pool as well... so I know I have quite a bit of cleaning to do. This is my first pool opening so I have no concrete idea what I'm doing. Been reading many posts here and I got myself a test kit. I guess I need a priority to do list on what needs to be done first... Just feeling a bit overwhelmed. Would I be better off draining the whole thing and starting fresh? can't see the bottom of my pool... or any depth for that matter.
I don't have any automatic vacuums... Just the classic tri-vac head you hook up to the skimmer and use the pump and filter to clean. I plan to rake and sift out as much as I can get with skimmers/nets. What's next??
Should I be checking the pool chems? Should I hook up the filter and pump and start those? What about the Mosquito larvae? Am I to SLAM the pool? Do I use bleach? Need some hand holding here.
Would appreciate any and all advice.