Bought an Intex 15x42 pool last year and battled many problems. ie. Algea, debris, etc. Drained and refilled 5 times in 4 months. Our pool location is surrounded by oaks which creates some debris issues, yet still gets plenty of good old FL sun. A combination which I'm sure helped the Algea to thrive. Test levels always seemed to be in range despite obvious visable problems. Before I unpack, set up, fill then disappoint my girls, please advise on the following:
1. Do I need to replace my included pump/filter to something stronger/larger? if so, please offer suggestions on what I should get. (ie. Sand vs cartridge, saltwater vs. chlorine) Have read many posts on here but am afraid i just get more confused each time trying to combine topics for my purposes. I have also consulted a friend in the retail pool biz (installed, in-ground) and found suggestions to be cost-prohibitive so I'm hoping there is an easier way or I may be posting this puppy for sale next week.
2. Any NW Florida owners on here that may have dealt with similar issues and can offer experience-based guidance?
Please understand, any help is appreciated. I am not convinced that pool owner skills are up to par I am sure I will have add'l ?'s so please be patient with me...
Many thanks to all.