13,000 gal pebble tech
I am renting a house with a pool and never owned one before. I don't want to put too much effort into it, because I will be moving out after the summer hopefully.
The pool was very dirty/cloudy to start with so I drained it and replaced with tap water. After filling and starting the pump pool became dirty/cloudy again, so backwashed pump and seems to be fine now, but still not clear. Added pool store Ultra Bright which seemed to help. Now I have 4 3" Trichlor tabs added and small amount of dry acid for pH. Spiked the pool once to about 7ppm. With the 4 tabs the chlorine levels stays very low, tested by a walmart kit, to maybe 1ppm at the most. If I just add CYA and don't touch the chlorine should the chlorine level increase? Testing in the morning should show higher level, but does not seem to. Pool is still not as clear as the neighbors... doesn't sparkle. I'm running the pump for about 4 hrs a night currently, but there is some air in the system and the jets will bubble upon starting the pump every night, but then disapear.
Sorry for the long post... thanks much for any advise.