Just closed on house yesterday and spent the evening replacing filters and installing new gauge onto my pump. The filters have been trashed since our first walk through about 3 weeks ago so this needed to be done first. The previous homeowner had a pool service but decided to cancel it once the offer was in. Surprisingly the pool doesn't look as horrible as I thought it would with the condition of the filters. I am hoping running it 24 hours straight with new filters will solve most of my smaller debris issues. She has a auto chlorinator which I am assuming was loaded in the last service and never messed with again. I will not be using this for now unless I need to...thoughts? Being this is the first time I tested this pool with a "real" test I need some advice on my numbers. I used the pool math and it told me what chemicals to add and it seemed reasonable I just wanted to see what you all thought. I am not 100% sure of volume of pool, should have this morning from previous owner. I am guessing it is around 15,000 from measurements.
FC = 0
CC = no chlorine so could not test
pH = 7.0
TA = 30
CH = 200
CYA = Dot never disappeared but could have easily been user error.
Overall the pool has some debris and I swept the sides but doesn't look in to bad of shape. The Polaris 280 that came with the pool didn't seem to be running well so I turned it off. I will manually vacuum after work today. I have a Hayward 2hp Pump that she leaves running 24 hours a day all through the summer. I am assuming I can cut this down using the Pump Time section of this forum and will begin this process once pool is clear. To me running 24 hours a day seems a bit extreme....thoughts?
Any advice would be appreciated especially since I have 3 girls that I may not be able to keep out of this pool on a holiday weekend no matter whats swimming in there with them.