My readings and actions today:
FC 5.5 chlorine added to hit 7.0. Level was 7.0 on Wednesday.
PH 8.0 acid added to hit 7.4
CYA ~60 as far I can tell
Cleaned my Hayward C1200e filter. Pressure went from 18 lbs before cleaning to 8 lbs right after cleaning to 12 pounds after about 4 hours.
Do you think the ring is pollen? I attached a picture of the ring around the pool which I wiped off today. I'm assuming it is pollen because we have it on our cars and it looks like it's on the pool screen roof. There's other small debris on the surface of the water which bugs hubby to no end. "Why doesn't that stuff get filtered out?" I'm pretty sure we have a 50% skimmer/50% main drain flow (is that what it should be?) but maybe the debris is too small and passes through the filter. Or we just get more the next day from the neighbor's trees!
We have a cartridge filter and I know they don't filter particles as small as a DE filter would. 15 years ago we lived in a house where we built a vinyl liner pool with a DE filter, SWG, a pool screen and NO trees near. The water was crystal clear. I think hubby is expecting the same perfection but I don't think it's possible with the neighbor's trees dumping stuff onto the pool screen, especially when we have had lots of wind.
Other than the ring and some very small debris on the surface, the water is beautiful (see attached photo)! Teaching hubby to use the test kit while I am out of town for a week.
For those who read my intro post, no I haven't done my light yet. Did you read the post from the guy who recently did his light and about froze to death! Also, ignore the floating chlorine dispenser. It's empty and it there to entertain the cat. Also, I guess I have to take pictures with my phone turned sideways because I can't seem to find a way to rotate these.
Pollen in the Pool.jpg