I am thrilled to have found this place but the last few days of reading as much as I can has my head spinning a little. Hoping I can get some advice on our pool before its too late.
I think I have all the relevant equipment information in my signature but please let me know if I am missing something. Moved into our house a few years ago and had a pool guy that did not seem to do much. He had worked for the previous owner forever. Pool seemed to be ok over that time but we added a SWG and ditched the pool guy. Everything was pretty good for about 8 month. I am actually surprised a clear pool lasted so long with me having no idea what I was doing. I was also doing very little if any maintenance. I recently found out my CYA was super high. Not sure if there is much I can do about it at this point. I am now starting to get a little algae. I would like to learn as much as I can so I can take care of my pool properly without hiring a pool guy.
I had to replace a leaking brass header on my old Raypak heater this past weekend so there was at least 36 hours without running the pump and filter. Please see the pool test from today. From my reading on this forum it seems like I should not be trusting these tests from the local pool store and get my own test kit. Current water temp is around 82 as I have a bubble cover to help reduce evaporation.
- What test kit do you guys recommend?
- There seems to be several issues. What should I address first.
Thanks in advance for your help. It is greatly appreciated.