Hi! I have an Intex 22X52 with a sand filter pump that has been up for approximately 3 weeks. I live in Central Florida so we get lots of sun and rain. I bought the Clorox test strip (which I now understand was a mistake) and have been using them to try to get the water right. My pH has ran very high at every test, as has the TA. I’ve followed the instructions on the app and initially added a bottle of scale treatment, ph down and a bag of shock. Retested and did all of that again. Fast forward until today June 3rd and all I’ve added is 2 five pound bags of pH down, 3 bags of shock, 1 bottle of the scale remover and one stabilizer pod. Pool hasn’t been terrible, just slightly cloudy, up until yesterday when it got considerably cloudy. Woke up this morning to a green pool, so I took a sample to the pool store. According to them the pH was 7.4, the hardness was ok, no chlorine, and tested at 500 for phosphates. I purchased what they recommended, which was 2 jugs of chlorine, a gallon of muriatic acid, chlorine stabilizer and phosphate remover. Was told to dump it all in the pool and that the phosphate remover was going to make it turn white. Which in turn is going to need to be vacuumed out and my pump is not strong enough to do so, so the pool store conveniently can do so for $70. Upon leaving the store I realize the phosphate remover was $35, half the total cost. Started having my suspicions and came home and did some research and it seems my suspicions were right, I probably didn’t need the phosphate remover. My apologies for being so long winded, my question is, if this pool does in fact turn white, is there any alternative to needing them to come and vacuum it?