oh pool gurus, i am not a happy man this morning. i got the pool put together last weekend, added enough water to get it going and last night started her up. the water is so awful i can't see the bottom. actually, i can't see anything at all except green pea soup. my plan was to add floc last night & then vacume to waste tonight after work, then start the shocking process. well, this morning i looked at it and the floc did nothing. how am i going to vacume up the **** i know is lingering at the bottom when i can't even SEE IT ! this sucks.
should i just start running the filter & adding bleach till i can sort of see the bottom and then vacume or should i just vacume in a "hit or miss" sort of fashion now? i didn't want to add all the bleach before i vacumed to waste cuz then i'd have wasted the bleach, ya know? also, when i was reciculating the water last night to get the floc distributed, i noticed all this stuff coming to the surface that looked like a million little jelly fish? wierd looking stuff. any ideas as to what this stuff is? it's not solid, cuz when i tried to scoop it out with the net it just "fell apart" like a liquid or a thin "goo". i don't have a good feeling about this pool season, but with the help of all you great pool minds here, i hope i'll get it to all work out. - and, one more question- is it bad to leave my multi-port valve on the filter in the "recirculate" setting when the pump is not running? here's why i'm asking. when i put it to "close" last night after i shut 'er down, i had water running out of the air bleeder valve. i turned it back to "recirculate" and the water stopped coming out. i inspected the bleeder valve and noticed the "o-ring" on it was all cracked & falling apart. i am going to try to find a replacement "o-ring" a.s.a.p., but in till i do, i figured i'd just leave it in "reciculate" while the pump is off. any problem with that idea? i thank y'all for your help.