I do not have test results yet. Stuff is on order, such as test kits etc. I do know that PH is 6.5 and TDS is about 7500 .
Just starting to get the gunk out of the pool, chlorinating to keep it from going green (the chlorinator is inoperative). It's so full of stuff that this is my main worry at present.
I can scoop some of the gunk, but a lot just breaks up and gets through the scoop. So I stir it up and use the filter. However there is a lot of the stuff, and the filter gets up in pressure pretty fast. So I am back-washing a lot. Lots of water going away
Will changing the sand help here? Pool shop sez yes, but the more I read here the more I worry. Why do you change the sand? I want to get this right, but don;t want to blow money for nothing.
I had the idea of a settling tank, that can be used later for other things, so that I can flush the filter into that, let it settle, and decant the water back into the pool. I was thinking of a poly rain water tank. The stuff seems to settle pretty fast in the pool, certainly within a couple of hours. Thoughts? Other suggestions?
Are cartridge filters better in this regard?
Any help appreciated. Trying not to throw thousands of litres of water away.