I just tested the pool labeled "SG" on my signature and I am in shock...
Well I am in shock as I never in my super short experience read this results... These come from an operator (no real knowledge as I can say) on pool balancing.. just plumbing knowledge... and I believe he added lots of "stuff" (salt and other things) according to what "he believed" was right... ouch!
Also the pool cell (aqua rite turbo cell) seems not to work properly.. don't know if it's the sensor or what, but it always shows 1,500 Salt.. but the Salt Strips from Aqua Check showed completely different today...
Pool capacity: 13,493 US gallons
FC: 0 ??
(after adding the R-870 powder, the water didn't change to pink. Actually it looked foggy as it happens with the CYA test)
CYA: 100+ (looks like 140 to me.. pictures attached using the Taylor K-2006)
Salt: OUT OF SCALE!
The maximum reading on the bottle for the strip Salt test is 7.8 indicating 7,160 salt, but the strip showed 8.6 !!! So don't know what the salt level is for real. I think it could be around 9,000?? There are no bugs living there! Well there was one of those black bug swimmers.. but only one... I wonder if this pool is like the Dead Sea (tons of salt).. Looks like a lot of salt is helping the chlorine.. but I am worried about the tubes, pump, etc. Don't know how bad it can be.
I took over this pool now 100%. I said thank you to the other guy (who was there before and just stayed there meanwhile I catched up with other things).
The strange thing is that some people were using this pool and had no complaints at all. Actually it looks crystal clear a very clean. Don't have more pics, but one is attached too.
I am also attaching other pictures where I am not sure if the sun caused the discoloration on the filter and other parts (they look shiny) or because of the water balance issue? (or both?). All this machinery is not covered and gets direct sunligh, which I think it's not good, but can't tell as I am not an expert on this either.
Any interpretation and recommendation? I input everything on the pool calculator, but would like expert advise...
1) I belive the first thing to do is empty 70% of the water? Wow, that's a lot.. I think I am going to be known as the "pool drainer" over here.... (can't do it until the end of November because the house is occupied.. any suggestions so the guests will not get disturbed? ugggh...)
2) Will try to get Cal-Hypo over here.. 65% or 73% if possible?
3) Then will try to lower the pH to 7.5? with Muriatic acid?
I there any possibility that these results are wrong? hehe.. .Don't think so...
Well, will have to work hard to get this pool back to a good level...
Phew... any orientation or suggested steps would be very appreciated as always...