I just found you guys and really like the BBB way of thinking. We built our pool in 2007 and my wife has been taking water samples to the Swimming Pool Superstore every week or 2 since then. I didn't cover the pool this last winter and filters were almost totally clogged. Dumb I know. Our ozone generator stopped working and I noticed we had the green algae start growing. 2 weeks of adding 50 lbs of hardness, 1 gal of acid, 4 lbs of shock, then 2 qts of acid, 1 cap mustard eliminator, 4 more lbs of shock, then next day 3 more lbs of shock, and then received Frog mineral refill and Bam algicide and 4 lbs of CYA tied to nylons.
This did clear up the pool very well. My ozone is still down and we ordered a rebuild kit for it.
I noticed some of you have SWG for your chlorine. my builder wouldn't use it due to corrosion of the equipment. Platinum Pools. Can I switch to a SWG? If I do what about the chlorinator. what are your thoughts on the ozone as well. As far as the BBB our Ph is always HIGH and we are constantly adding a gallon of acid just to keep in the normal range. Our water is very soft and I had to put an automatic water filler device to keep the level up. We are in the country out in the open and loose about 5/8" a day due to evaporation. Because of all that fresh soft water we go through a lot of CYA as well.
thanks for any and all feedback!