I'm new. Just bought a house in AZ, and it has a pool. This is my first pool. The house we rented for a year previously had a pool, but since I wasn't the owner, I didn't maintain it.
I bought a test kit from TFtestkits, and did my first set of tests last night. I tried to put this into the calculator, but can't really tell where to go next.
I have read through pool school, and "get" most of it, but am looking for your help in validating my direction.
Here are the numbers:
I have no documentation on the pool, so I'm only guessing at Gallons, but I think it's around 50,000 gallons. It's probably 8-10 feet wide and 20-30 feet long. Most of the pool is fairly shallow but in the deepest part it goes to about 5.5 feet deep.
It's a sort of kidney shaped pool with a section of very shallow sitting area about 6 feet long and 10 feet wide.
Until now, I've been using the hockey pucks, and have been keeping the bin loaded because when we moved in there was some green around the top line of the pool.
I've been running the pump quite a bit, and scrubbing daily. Most of the algae is now gray and it's slowly but surely going away.
Any advice on what to put into the pool, or trouble areas I am overlooking would be helpful.
Thanks for all the help!