We bought a house with a pool and raised spa, and now I am a confused first time pool owner . Fortunately, the pool is clear and seems to be running well.
I am looking at the filter maintenance schedule, and had a question for the experts out there regarding the spillway. The way the schedule is setup, the pool runs daily for 6 hours and the spillway for another 2 hours. When the pool maintenance is running, water trickles down the raised spa into the pool. When the separate spillway schedule runs, the water flows forcefully into the pool 2ft out over the edge of the spa. My question is - is this separate spillway schedule necessary for pool maintenance? My concern with this is that it is typically windy up here where we are and water blows all over the place when the spillway runs. I can see the splash outside of the pool, and I end up adding water to the pool *perhaps* more frequently than I need to.