Hi, Robert from Houston TX here. New guy on the forum. And have just started reading through the site.
Appreciate any assistance y'all.
Salt water system in Houston TX.
16,000 gallon in ground plaster pool. Have the Hayward product line:
Filter: Model C5025, cartridge type
Booster pump: Model 5060, 3/4 horsepower
Tri-Star pump, Model SP3215
Pentair 300 Chlorine feeder
Goldline Aqua Logic PS-8 system (includes chlorine generator)
3rd summer for this pool and it has been almost maintenance free...until this year.
The 2 problems I’m fighting – and I would assume the 2 are related – are:
1) This is the 1st time/season we’ve had an algae problem.
2) “Chlorinator off - No flow” error
I’m assuming we have a lack of chlorine problem, as evident by the green water and the error display; however, attacking these one at a time:
Regarding #1, I’ve added acid has required, on numerous occasions, shocked pool as necessary, and have added algae control. Brushed almost every square inch of the pool (took me a couple of hours, my dive goggles cam in handy to help me find all of the green areas).
Pool cleared up and was “green free” for a good period. But then the algae started inching its way back in.
And now it’s came back strong this week (I’m sure 6 plus inches of rain this week as a result of Hurricane Alex didn’t help.)
On the #2 problem, I’m wondering if “error” display is a false problem. Why? I refilled the chlorine feeder at the first of the season (this is the 1st time we’ve done that. Didn’t even know it was there until this year). And have had to add additional 3” tablets a few times over the last couple of months. So I assume water is flowing the
Don’t have any test results handy at this time, but can have some available tomorrow (Tuesday 07/06).
Once again, appreciate any tips, guidance, trouble shooting tips you anyone can contribute.