Hi All, my family and I live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. We bought a house with a salt water pool about 2 months ago, it's over 20 years old and holds around 50,000 litres of water.
I started my journey going to the pool shop each week for testing and buying little bags of their stuff to add to the pool, knowing I had to find a better alternative. I found this site and have ordered a test kit from North Queensland Pools, which hasn't arrived yet, so I'm surviving with test strips until the kit arrives. It's autumn here so the pool isn't getting used.
I've worked out that my chlorinator isn't working, as I have to add chlorine every week to keep it at a good level while running the pump for 7 hours a day and the chlorinator turned up so the gage is just onto the red.
The controller is a Sur-Chlor which looks pretty old, so I'm thinking I will replace both the controller and the cell. Any suggestions for brand and type I should get would be appreciated.
The pool turned green 2 weeks ago because I didn't add chlorine for a week when I was away. I had to shock it, and get it back to normal again.
Around a week ago I got a local pool guy to come and have a look and give me some advice about looking after the pool which was quite helpful. He tested the water when he was here and told me to add 2 kg of stabiliser, which I did. When I rolled the cover back this weekend the water is quite cloudy, would this be caused by the stabiliser, or could there be something else going on?