So I bought this house and had a pool service coming. They kept the water clear but I started to notice a bad chlorine smell. After reading around on here, I decided to fire the pool service and order a TF-100. That should get here Saturday.
But the chemistry isn't really what this post is about. There are two issues I came across once I really started looking at the equipment. First, one of the skimmers isn't getting any suction. I pulled out the basket and sure enough I started pulling handfuls of leaves and what looks like gravel out of the line. I was able to use a water hose to flush out the stuff at the very top but the line is still clogged. Is it possible to fix it without having another pool guy that doesn't really know what they're doing out to my house?
Another issue is that the pressure gauge on my sand filter says 30 psi. This was after I backwashed for 3 minutes. Is that caused by the plugged skimmer line or is it potentially another problem.
FYI, I tried to post pics with this post but it keeps telling me the files are too large. They're only a couple hundred KB each so I'm not sure what that's about. Do I need a certain number of posts before I can post pics?