So the winter cover blew off the pool and since we do not have many trees I didn't mess with putting it back on. Big mistake on my part I think.
I hooked everything up a couple of weeks ago, except the solar panels because I would rather the water was clean. I put new sand in the filter and ran it over night and shocked the water with 2 bags of supershock from Wal-mart that was left over from last year. Of course it did nothing to the water.
I took out the old test kit and everything was ok for opening numbers, alkalinity was low, ph was high and chlorine was low.
A week or so ago I put 5 bags of shock, 4 lbs of alkalinity up, half a bottle of clarifier and half a bottle of algaecide in and the water turned grayish, then it rained for a few days and it went back to green.
Three nights ago I put 5 bags of shock in with the pump turned off (someone said to do that), in the morning it was still green. I let the pump run for the day and backwashed that night. I put 5 more bags of shock in last night, tried to vacuum it but the basket fills up faster than I can empty it, oh and I left the pump running. This morning I put 8 oz of black, green and some other color algaecide in the pool. This evening I vacuumed by leaving the pump on rinse and just let the nasty green water run right through the filter and out of the pool.
I added water and went to Wal-Mart to buy more supershock. I added 5 bags tonight and again just kept the pump running. I have been backwashing several times a day but the pool doesn't seem to be getting any clearer.
After adding the shock I thought about getting some numbers for you, so here goes.
27 foot round pool, about 18-19K gallons.
30 and I could still see the black dot
Any pointers would be much appreciated.
This is only my third season, second season opening the pool. Last year went great but I had the winter cover on the entire year.