Glad to have found this site. I moved into a home with a AG pool 2 years ago in May and the first year the pool was great but I didn't cover it or anything for the winter. Needless to say last year it was a disaster when we tried to get it ready to use. After a couple of months of trying to get it clean the pool store told us to drain it down to about a foot and start over, sounded good to me, so that is what we did. Of course the first thing we noticed after filling it was lots and lots of wrinkles. So we spent more time trying to get them out and mostly ignored the water chemistry. When all was said and done we had no swim season and a really horrible pool, so we covered it and that was that.
This year we debated having the liner replaced and starting fresh but decided to just cleanup the green slimy pond and hope we could end up with a swimmable pool and worry about the liner only if there were leaks. So far Ive been working on it since the first week of May. We bought a new pump and filter (the old pump was sucking a lot of air) and tons of chemicals from the pool store. It seems like things would never level out and the pool would not clear up.
A couple of weeks ago I found TFP and started reading some posts. After making some of my chemical purchases and use based on what I had read I finally have a nearly clear and ready to swim in pool. Ive yet to buy the proper test kit, I have a cheap 5 test kit, but am comparing two different pool store results to get the readings Im missing. My last test results were:
Thank you for the forum and all the help,