I have recently purchased a new home with a late 70ís 20,000 gallon swimming pool (rectangle with 3' shallows on both ends sloping to a 5.5' deeper section in the middle. It came with a Sta Rite HRP-30 sand filter, Master Pools Five Port Turbo-Clean, and a smaller jetted pool/ hot tub on the same filter and pump with 3 way valves to switch between the two. The pump looks new, and the furnace works well, but everything else looks old.
The previous owner stated that the hot pool hasnít been run in over 10 years. I think that's because the skimmer return on the hot pool seems to have a leak somewhere, but Iím replacing the Jandy never lube valve bodies (lifetime warranty, no questions asked over the phone replacement, quite impressive...) this weekend in the hope that the problem is there.
The previous owner used copper sulfate root killer, 3Ē Chlor tabs, HTH level 3 shock in 1# bags, Muriatic acid, and lye to maintain the pool. He left me with a copper test kit and a Taylor K-1000 with HTH chems.
I have been lurking on your site for a few weeks, and have decided that you know far more than my LPS. I have ordered the TF-100 Test Kit with the magnetic stirrer and will amend my signature once it arrives. Any assistance/ recommendations you could provide would be greatly appreciated.