Quick summary, I've never had a pool before and we just bought a house with a green pool. The system has a SWG setup but it is not currently in use and there is no salt in the pool. When I first moved in i went to the pool store and they set me up with lots of shock and chlorine. That killed the green but pool has been aqua or white ever since (1 week). I am back washing every few hours since the filter seems to jump to 30 psi every 4-5 hours. I looked into a deep clean of the sand filter but the top cap has been sealed with silicone. I am no longer getting chunks of leaves, bugs, frogs and beer cans out of the pool like I was last week and I can finally see the steps in the shallow end.
I just got the TF-100 today and have the below results:
CYA less than 20
CC .5 but if I leave the water sample on my desk for 5-10 minutes it slowly goes back to pink.
Questions I have after finding this forum:
- Should I add salt and get the SWG system running first or fix everything else (CYA, Algae, etc)? Assuming I wait but this determines what my target CYA should be.
- Seems I need to add stabilizer to increase CYA before slamming. How high should I make it?
All help is appreciated.