Good day everyone. I am newly registered to the site and am looking forward to sharing information and asking questions.
I have been reading the advice on here for a while now and finally decided to register.
As my title indicates, I opened my pool to find a swamp. Bought the house with a pool that had been closed for, at least, two seasons. I had plumbing leaks, to include a ruptured pool inlet pipe, plenty of the floating green vegetation and some creepy crawlies.
To date, I have fixed the plumbing, skimmed the surface, balanced my pH, shocked, clarified, and added algecide to my pool. My pump has been running nonstop for the last several days. I have even back washed it. We are seeing almost no green, but lots of foam from the algecide.
Right now, I am simply allowing all the chemicals to normalize a bit before performing all the tests over again and going from there.
Oh, and I am looking for a good quality (and value) vinyl safe pool brush and vacuum. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you all.