First and foremost, I just want to thank you all for this forum.
I'm a first time pool owner, have done a lot of reading on this forum. Before finding this website I have gone to the pool store twice to get their readings, and have fallen to the typical sales pitch, ended up buying a 50lbs Trichlor (have used it in the container, still), some 30 pack DiChlor (have used some 8 packs so far, given their once-a-week rule), First Aid, and couple other things.
The good news is I have just received the TF100 kit today, and have been very excited to write this first letter
Here's my first ever result:
CL: 5 Br: 10
I think I used the kit properly. I might have to use it again to make sure I read it properly.
1. The attached image shows the pool color, it's cloudy, and kinda look greenish, eventhough I think the chemicals are pretty much ok for the most part. Would using First Aid help? It's quite expensive, and I would rather return it, but if it's recommended, I'd use it.
2. My wife prefers brick coping than the attached image(dont even know how to name/call it). As you can see in the attached picture, the current coping look wuugly :0... Any suggestion/ideas?
3. How do I know the Trichlor (pucks) in the automatic dispenser is working properly? Although I plan to use liquid bleach eventually, I figured these pucks would help increasing the CYA. But the past 5 days (24 hrs) with the filter on and dispenser set to Full mode, those 3" pucks (i put 7 or 8 of them to fill the dispenser) didn't seem to decrease in size (didn't disolve). How long do I normally anticipate before it disolves?
4. I also inherit Kreepy Krauler. Any comment on this? Is it good enough? I noticed that when I have it on, it gives this little air pockets in the pump (clear lid). I believe it did work properly, as I had to backwash it couple of times after 6-7 hours operation. I'm just concern if it will affect the pump/filter with some air flowing through.
Well, these are my questions for now. Thank you for your kind attention. I'm looking forward to learn more and enjoy pool ownership, and hopefully one of these days will have enough knowledge to also help other newcomers.