Hello Everyone as the title says I'm a new pool owner. Purchased the home in February 2011 it came with a 48*16 pool. I posted over at Poolforum and was getting a little help but for some reason now I can't even get to the webpage. Maybe it went offline. Anyhow, this place seems a bit more active so I'm hoping for the best.
I have a Hayward DE 4800 filter. Heyward pump 1081 and a clorinator automatic. A picture below.
I went to a local pool company's (Watson's) Pool School. Was less of a school and more of a sales seminar. I got pool stored there. Ended up with 400 dollars of chemicals I don't know how to use.
25 LB Bag of DE x 2
Pool Perfect Phos-Free 3L x 2
Spring / Fall Phos-free x 2
Pool First Aid 2L x 1
Case Liquid Chlorine x 2
3" Jumbo Slow 7OZ tabs 25LBS x 1
Blast 1lb packets x 3
AquaChek TruTest Digital Test Strip reader
I haven't taken the cover off of the pool yet, I did peak under it and it looks pretty green and water level appears to be 3 inches too low. Under the advice of someone at the "Pool Forum" I took apart my filter and cleaned the very nasty algae from the grids. Currently they are soaking in a trash can with dish liquid.
I am going to put the filter back together today. I have to stop and get some Jack's 327 lube first though. After I put the filter back together what should I do next.
Taking the cover off is a no brainer, but after that?
Should I fill the pool back up to 3/4 covering the skimmer valve first?
Then clean the debris from the pool?
Then add the Liquid Chlorine? How much? While filter is running?
I would love to just have someone come out and open it for me but money is really tight especially after getting pool stored.
Please help me.
I'll be happy to take more pictures if needed.