Forum Title: Intex pool opening
We have a 5000 gallon aboveground Intex pool. We live in Georgia and when we got this latest storm our pool cover blew partially off. We noticed our pool was growing bugs and was completely green. We hadn't been adding any chemicals to it over the winter. So I started the filter back up and have been following the shocking procedures outlined on this website. I had to readjust all of the chemicals and the only one I have not done yet is the calcium hardness because I need to get to the pool store to get some. It's 150 currently. We have been vacuuming still as well because there is a lot of debris on the bottom of the pool however after vacuuming for a bit you can no longer see anything so we have to stop. My water is now very cloudy. How do I get it clear again?
Category: pool Post By: NATHANIEL GREGORY (Perth Amboy, NJ), 02/13/2019

Welcome to the forum! I would suggest starting over with a full drain, clean, and refill if it were mine. However, if you want to SLAM it (follow our shock procedure) you need a proper FAS/DPD kit for testing Chlorine, and I don't see thst listed in your signature. Before vacuuming more, try netting/skimming or otherwise removing all the debris you can. The limited filtering capacity you have with this type of pool will be a major hindrance if its really dirty. If you choose the latter route, we will be here to help you through so just let us know.

- KRISTEN BARNETT (Costa Mesa, CA), 04/05/2019

I have the dpd chlorine test with the powder for exact chlorine numbers.

- ZACHARY SANDOVAL (Coconut Creek, FL), 04/13/2019

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