The intro is a bit lengthy but there's just two questions...
I've been a pool owner for about 8 years now and have navigated that time with varying degrees of success. One of my biggest challenges is the time required and with kids starting sports and extra curricular stuff that's getting worse. I've read a lot on this site and forums and understand most of it pretty well but still end up with a lot of questions. I have a lot to ask and I want to make sure I do it in the right ways so that hopefully others can learn from my pain
The quick and dirty of my situation is my pool was green all winter, I was too busy to get it handled. Wife wants it ready for summer and pestered me in to hiring a 'pool guy'. 4 weekly visits later and it looks the worst it ever has. He says it's doing what it's supposed to, algae is dying. I don't think so, never been this way before. It's dark green, can't see more than a foot through the water. Clean the filter an it's too dirty to move water within a couple of days. He's not addressing that. CYA was way high last I checked. He doesn't seem to care or maybe know what that is. I think my filter is too small and so is my pump. I think the cellulose is a slime-ing up with algae worse than DE would.
Bottom line is I'm ready to start over and look at everything. Equipment, drain and fill, SWG, robot, etc. My goal is to have a setup that is as effort free as possible. I'll spend some $$$ but I want to do it right. I could post a lot more info but I don't want to overwhelm. I think I need to walk through my situation with the community here a step at a time.
So my first two questions are:
1. Where do I start? Equipment? Upgrade my setup?
1. What's the best way to work through all these different aspects in this community? Multiple threads? Different forums? One at a time?
Thanks in advance!