We just purchased a house that has an above ground pool out back.
The water was green, and so far, it looks like I've been successful reading here, and elsewhere, following along, and using the chemicals the previous owner left behind to make it clear, and come up with good values per the HTH test strips. I don't have the exact numbers at the moment (we haven't completely moved into the house, and I'm back at the apartment now.)
I'm still trying to determine the size of my pool. Its round, apparently its about 3feet deep. (based on putting the vacuum in the pool, and measuing how high the water comes up)
I'm having difficulty identifying what I have for filter.. DE, Sand or Cartrige, and how to fix/clean it, does it need backwashed?
I've put some pictures up here -> http://picasaweb.google.com/MarkVenture ... directlink
Can any one help me identify it?
The blue hose attached to the left port on the 3way was attached to the vacuum, but no matter what position, it doesn't suck water in, so I also have to figure that out too. Should the hose instead be put into the skimmer?
The biggest problem right now is that water coming back into the pool via the eyeball return is really slow and hardly moving.. Is it possible the filter is clogged from the Alge?