First pool owner, still going through the now one week long pool opening process. I have a few general questions, outside the pool opening. Apologies if these are really 101 type of questions to all of you. Pictures attached.
1. The water is still greenish-blue and murky. The only thing I have added so far is bleach, no other chemicals. Pool guy says concrete pools never get blue - true??
2. Pump/filter on/off issue. I have been turning the pump / filter on/off using the circuit breaker box (switching on/off). Is that the proper way of powering the system up and down given my set-up? I do have the manual timers (but have no idea how to set those up.
3. The large size return on the size of the pool (10 skimmer size) is what I have used to attache the suction vacuum (Mars). It hasn't worked that great, but my question is about the return itself: is it supposed to be opened at all times even when not using the vacuum? I noticed the pump/filter are very loud but much quiter when the vacuum is plugged into the wall....
4. Lights -- they're there but are not working. Any leads on how to change them?
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!