I am new to all the pool stuff, so please forgive me asking these questions.
First the pump. As you all are aware of, at the end of the pump plug, the plug that comes with the pool has a CFI on it. It has a test and reset button on it with a little light that tells you if it is on or not. Last night we had a bolt of lighting come very close to the house and after the storm, I check that plug (which was off during the storm) and the house CFI plug which goes to my bathroom plug (the actual CFI) that connects anything from the outside. Well, the house CFI trip, so I reset it, and then the pump starting to work which is natural. However, I noticed that the little light (on the pool) that CFI was out. So I tested both again, and it wouldn't come on. Should I file a claim with Intex because of the light or carry on and use the plug or send it back? If Intex ask me to send it back, how long can my pool last without one?
Next the Chilorine. I sat up my pool last Wednesday and when down to my pool store. Spend $109.00 on chemicals for my pool, as I told the person down there that I'm on well water. I added al the chemicals as instructed. Tested my water yesterday and noticed that all the levels where on target expect the Free Chilorine which was low or not there. I live SC and have no clue on what to do, and suggestions?
Next the vacuum. The vacuum that came with my pool, was the type that you connect a little tiny bag at the end and the water hose to the top. I can't keep running my water hose as I'm on a well pump. There is enough power on the outlet that when the pump is on, it shoots the water 1/2 way across the pool. So, my question is this: If I connect a longer pool hose from the outlet part of the pump and then down size it to the size of the water hose, would this work? If not, what could I do without running my garden hose?