It's been a couple years since I have been here (a good thing, in my opinion). But this year seems to be more challenging. With all of the wildfires that have occurred here in northern California, we are having a hard time getting the pool to STAY clear. We can get it there for a few days, but then the wind shifts, and brings more bad air from up north, and the pool gets green in a hurry.
I know part of the problem is I have been busy on several local fires for the past month, so monitoring has been pretty hit and miss on my part. But I still have 6-8 weeks of decent swimming weather, and I would like to jump in more often, instead of just throwing the jolly ball in for my dog to chase.
Even our pool supply guy thinks our phosphate levels may be an issue.
This morning's test results (using TFT kit).
I added 4 gallons of bleach last night, after checking with the family on the last time bleach was added. Seems like it had been a few days, and it has been in the upper 90's, so I knew it was overdue.
Someday we will need to resurface the pool, and actually rebuild the plumbing. We did finally have to replace our cartridge filter with the sand filter, which I am liking a lot! Also wondering if we need to increase the time the filter is running to compensate for the dirtier air?
Basically, shock or slam?
Thanks for your comments.