I have a vinyl lined 16’x32’ about 15,000 gal. in ground. My filter is 60 sq.ft.D.E. I use a Barracuda G3 sweep. Currently, my pool is in wonderful shape. An excellent fitting liner was installed last week.
I'm reformed because: I am/WAS is pool chemical sloth,lazy,manana guy. For 15 years I looked at my pool and guess how much chlo. and shock. etc. it worked (+/-), but I got into a bit of trouble last summer. The water became very hazy. With multiple trips to the pool store for chem. I could not seem to get the chem.’s. Correct and was a science project. My 8-year-old liner formed 3 wrinkles in the deep end. The P.H. was so low the vinyl was being eaten and leaks formed on the side of the wrinkle/s and cracked resulting in a lot of water loss. That liner was history, not repairable.
So,,,,now $3,500 later I have been reborn. Fresh water, conditioner, liquid chlor. and a new DPD test kit. I am doing a weekly log. I have a nice advantage with the weather temp. Highs only in the 60's. For Southern California not bad.
Any one else have a vinyl pool out there? I'm ready to learn more.
Ready for summer. Rich