As many of us here "Just Getting Started" we also got a house with pool, and never had pool on my own, so all this new to me.
Called local pool service company's, setup meetings talked to many of them was seeking for help...
Last one showed up (owner operator + 3 helper) resealed PVC to pump connection, replaces 5" PVC connector, replaced Vari-flo gasket. and charge me $260 !!! and it still leaks
Oh and he stole my Jandy valve handle and valve, and when I noticed my loss, I called him and he told me has allot of those parts in his van and he is going to drop off one next week
Another pool company charges $110p/h for after open cleaning and going over equipment. I have broken heater and new Heyward H-series is about $1800, they ask me $1700 for installation only
Sometimes we all get so busy with work, kids and things around house so I don't mind paying for PROFESSIONAL help, but after dealing with 2 company's and 3 over the phone, I realize if I need things done right, and get clean pool, I need to do it my self.
Thank you ALL for this forum!
Here is my setup:
Inground oblong shape pool
Capacity - 35600 Gallons
Filtration - DE
Heater - natural gas
pool on 05_15_16.jpg
Just got all plumbing fixed myself, washed DE filter, changed pressure gauge, fixed drain cap (someone butchered so bad, I was tinging how to cut another thread on that drain hole, but no new cap holds )
I got 25psi and strong current.
I ordered test kit:
1 - TF-100 Test Kit ™ @ $83.00
Optional Items : XL Option
Before I start adjusting water chemistry, do I need to add DE?
It's running with no DE at this moment