Hiya thanks for letting me join the forum I am very happy to have found you. Hopefully I will learn a lot here and will be able to help others someday
For the past few days I have been researching ways to start up a pool. I have been reading post after post here and on the other forums associated with this one. Trying to make heads or tails of this.
Here's the story, last summer my sister (she's also my next door neighbor ) bought an AG 24ft X 52' Vinyl lined Aluminium sided pool. It has a sand filter. We live in northeast Ohio.
It was clear for a month or so and the rest of the summer not so much. She closed it real late and dirty... her other neighbor has a large tree in his yard and as you can image I have been blindly scooping leaves (piles) off the bottom since we have tried to open it this season. She doesn't want to drain it and start over because her funds are low. Since reading the posts on this site I have decided that I will take over the cleaning and am hoping to correct the damage if possible with the wealth of information here.
Just not sure how to begin.. I don't know what CYA is except that she didn't put any in when closing. Or since opening. I don't think she has ever used whatever it is
She used algecide several times but is out of it now. The very first time she put it in, the water went from green to blue/grey but never clear enough to see the bottom. That was about a week ago and since then she has used store bought shock stuff a few times and the pool has now turned really dark green... the filter is running 24/7 and we are backwashing 3 times a day. I am brushing daily and scooping leaves out but doing it all blindly because you can't see the bottom.
She is out of shock which is just as well because I would like to use the BBB method from now on.
She purchased a testing kit but it won't arrive until next week and I was hoping to get started on it this weekend, I have been thinking about just throwing a bunch of bleach in there to kill the little nasties and keep on brushing and vacuuming.
So what do you think?
Grateful for any kind of response =)
Thanks for listening,
PS I can't figure out how many gallons the pool is.