I just bought a home with a small 16,000 gallon inground concrete pool. I am having the person who did my pool inspection continue to take care of the pool until I can take it over myself. I am planning on having a salt chlorinator installed ASAP.
I like in Oklahoma and it has been really hot each day 100+ for quite a while.
1) I have a willow directly over the pool that constantly sheds leaves in the pool (I really mean constantly, I have to hand skim 5+ times a day to keep leaves out and unless I vacuum there are always leaves on the bottom of the pool).
2) I have a very light algae problem on the walls, but brushing seems to be controlling it for the time being.
3) the water is crystal clear right now
4) Using taylor test I have the following test result:
FC 5 ppm
TC 5 ppm
CC 0 ppm
Based on these it appears that my CYA, TA, and HD are significantly high. I believe it is from the use of powdered chlorine of one type or another to kill the algae.
I have my kids who swim in the pool every day, so I want a solution that allow me the minimum down time for swimming for my kids.
How should I fix the pool chemistry, in what order, and should I do it before or after switch to salt system.
Should I ask my pool guy to install the salt system? Which systems are best?
Thanks in advance.