I have been using BBB for a long time with my simple inground vinyl liner 28,000 pool with sand filter and it has been clear, clean for the most part. We just moved to a fancy, beautiful, gunite pool with spa, waterfalls, creepy crawly cleaner, DE filter, pentair intellichem, remote control the whole nine yards and a pool guy.
We just moved in beginning of June. The pool guy came last week and added a bag of salt? The pool started to turn green on Friday. The alarm on the equipment is going off? But I do not understand everything. My Taylor pool chemical tester reads PH 7.2-7.4, Chlorine 0, CYA less than 30, Hardness 0 Alkalinty 60.
I called and had the pool guy come back to show me how the pool works. I asked why pool was green and he insisted the pool was not running enough, but it runs all day and then I REQUESTED that he test the chemicals and confused he says Okay. He roughly tested chemicals and said they are all good. I said lets test them together because I am getting a different reading. and then WOW the number are all off!!!!!! I asked when was the last time chemicals were added and he said he just added salt. He insisted it was a salt water pool because the water tasted salty???? I asked where the salt cell was because this is new to me also, and he insisted it was somewhere in the pool stuff pointing to a clear canister of water in the pool equipment. SIGH.
I called the main pool guy and found out in fact that it is a chlorine pool. (now with salt added)
The main pool guy is coming out tomorrow. I am frustrated beyond imaginable. (the pool people had been taking care of pool for previous owners.)
My question is: What do I do? How will the salt affect all the mechanics? I am not sure I trust the main pool guy coming out tomorrow. I need to know what needs to be done to get the pool clear and functioning properly.
Any advise is appreciated............