What steps do you take when you go to open your pool in the spring and what you see is a swamp , green with floating scum on top, frogs and dead lizards leaves on top and although the water is totally opaque and you can't even come close to seeing what is on the floor of the shallow end much less the deep end , you can feel much debris when you put your leaf net in and as you scoop up the first net full you see leaves mixed with mud and sticks. What is the step by step procedure for clearing this pool? I.E. do you try to clear the water so you can see what you are doing or do you work blindly to clear all the organic debris out first. Is there a more efficient way of sucking up the leaves rather than dipping them out? ( I had thought about rigging up a small trash pump with an inline filter cage to separate the debris out while returning the water to the pool.)
There seem to be some very knowledgeable folks on this forum . Please tell me what a good step by step procedure would be so i can have a solid base from which to build a good pool care regiment . Once i have a good procedure in place i can begin to add in the testing and pool chemistry . I have already started going through the pool school.