We just finished our pool build last fall (just in time to close it). Well, 90% complete, our pool guy is coming to install the SWG as soon as we have the pool opened (we're using chlorine pucks in the skimmers in the meantime).
We took the cover off of the pool yesterday and are currently cleaning and topping it up with water. The pool is extremely dirty (brown) and cloudy mostly due to dirt and leaves I believe. We ran our dolphin triton robotic vacuum most of yesterday. It is picking up tons of leaves (and frogs!) and dirt and the filters are very slimey when we pull the vacuum out to empty and clean the filters. I haven't tested the chemicals yet (will do later today), but I'm assuming I will need to slam it.
My 1st question is regarding the backwash process:
Since we are new pool owners we do not know what a normal pressure level is for us. So how will we know when to backwash? I am concerned about backwashing more than necessary because we have limited water source (well) and it is expensive to bring water in where we live.
My 2nd question is about metal in the water:
Our well water occasionally has iron in it. Do I need to test for metals in my pool? If so how and how often? Should I add sequesterant (?) as a precaution. We have no choice but to use well water.