Hey guys new to the forum and in need of some help,
So ive just recently inherited responsibilities with pool chemicals and upkeep at work. For legal issues i cant say where, but our pool is 360,000 Gal. And is used by ALOT of people 7 days a week. By alot i mean an easy 300+ throughout the day. 530a-9p.
Im familiar with water balance, shocking and such. I come to you guys in need of some quick help/advice though. I have been struggling with cloudy issues for the past couple weeks. Heres a quick review of the water balance (It has been balanced for past 2 weeks, just recently got a little out of wack).
Taylor Test drops:
TEMP-87 - Direct sun all day.
Pool stats again:
63 Sq Ft. Filter space (AKA 9 Large Sand filters)
As stated above Ive had clarity issues (looking for that crystal clear blue) I havent had issues in the past until this recent onslaught of new members this summer. If im correct, my water balance is not really the issue (waiting on the CYA to drop, one of my Lifeguards is a dummy)
I believe the issue is our filters. They and the sand have not been replaced in 25 years. Not sure if the sand has been chemically cleaned in past few years or what. No broken laterals that i know of. Ive tried Clarifiers, Non- Chlorine Shock treatments, Cal-Hypo Shock treat, and Flocs with little luck. Over the past week it has slowly cleared a little, but i feel it should be better.
Today i tried the DE in sand filter trick to see if it helps tomorrow morning. Pressure is slowly rising.
-Is my water balanced based on the amount of water/direct sunlight and number of guests per day?
-Could my sand filters be channeled?
-Should i Try a sand scrubber?
and are there any other tricks i can try out?
Im hopeful the DE will help.
Thanks in advance. sorry for the lengthy chatter.