Hi, new here..awesome site btw.
So just got house with A pool.
Pool guys opened and put 2 gal shock and I think some algae stuff in.
Filter works, great pressure (new cartridge ) at first. after about an hour the doohickey that returns the water into pool loses probably more than half of its initial pressure. (You can see that water moves much slower.)
If I clean the filter really well, I'll get my pressure back..for about an hour.
My wife brought a same to the pool place, and they said it was almost good, but needed 'alkalinity up'?
So she put the stuff in, and it went up.
Now, I'm reading, and will order the home test kit (can I get this at a pool store?)
In the meantime, using the test strip from the homeowner from 2004, I get the following results :
CYA 0- 30-50
The 'ranges' I list are when the color is between 2 color options.
What say yall?
Do I have algae blocking my filter and have to clean it every hour?
How do I get rid of this algae in meantime?
Water was a little cloudy/ dirty when 1st opened, now is pretty clean, yet cld be clearer I think.
Definitely a little slippery on the liner though.
Hope that wasn't too long. Thank you again, awesome site.