We bought a house last fall with a pool. It's been covered since last fall. I plan to start opening it this weekend. So I'm sure I'll have quite a few more questions. For now I was wondering about my circulation system.
I have a 1HP Hayward pump feeding a sand filter that is then piped to an inline chlorinator (Hayward again). From there the piping goes into the ground. Branching off that, though is a smaller line feeding a 3/4 HP pump whose output also goes into the ground. Is this some kind of booster pump? The main pump is fed from a breaker (no timer). The second pump is fed from a switch (again no timer). I presume the previous owner either ran the pump(s) all the time or cycled them on and off manually. Why is there a booster pump? I'm pretty sure I'll be adding a timer pretty soon.
Next question regards testing kits. The previous owner left a new HTH testing kit. The box says it tests for total chlorine, (is this free chloring?), bromine, pH, total alkalinity, total hardness and cyanuric acid. Is this enough or should I get something else. I see that this site recommends others. I was hoping to get away with what I have for a bit and maybe supplementing it for any other tests I may need. I'm still trying to get my head around all these acronyms here so I appoligize for my ignorance.
Thanks for any help.
BTW, I'll add more info to my signature when I find out more about what I have.