18 by 36 vinyl with two roman ends so maybe 18 by 44 give or take. swg pool pilot digital 220, mod media cartridge filter.
ok so over the weekend I had a problem with the pool. on july 27th, pool water was crystal clear, numbers perfect
that night we had a ton of rainfall in about an hours time. on the 28th the water in deep end was a little cloudy, went and got water tested results below
current ideal(what chart says on printout)
cya 90 60-200
tc .3 1-3
fc 0 1-3
ph 7.5 7.4-7.6
tot alk 171
adj tot alk 144 80-125
hardness 288 200-400
july 29th pool was still cloudy in deep end and my test showed no chlorine present in pool
back to pool store for 2nd test on july 30
tot alk 128
adj tot alk 104
tot hardness 319
still cloudy only in deep end but very slight. i can still see bottom and also see main drain. went to pool store that built pool 7-31-2011( 40 minuttes further than the pool store up block,
they tested my water with below results
current rec range
fc 0 1-3 ppm
tc 0 1-3ppm
cc 0 0-0.5
ph 7.5 7.2-7.8
hardness 270ppm 200-500ppm
alk 98ppm 100-140ppm
cya 74ppm 30-150
after seeing no chlorine he wanted to test for phosphates the tube turned blue and in printout it said 4000ppb 0-500ppb is that reall parts per billion?? ppb??
then he checked nitrates vial turned pink put into machine and printout read
he said he can treat for phosphates but nothing will take nitrates out except dilluting pool. reccomended drain to 1 foot in shallow end then refill and run filter for 12 hours then drain and refill again then run filter 12 hours and bring sample for testing.
it was sunday nothing else opened so i took his word(i know dumb) drained and started to refill sunday. today monday finally filled to level at 5 pm started filter its still running. i started to see some algae on sides so called and he said to put in 3gallons of liquid chlorine. got the shock from corner pool place, talked to them they siad there chem company (biogard doesnt believe in phosphates or nitrates) he said i shouldnt have drained. anyway he sold me case of 4 gallons shock because it was cheaper than getting 3 gallons (sale 0n case)and said dont put all in at once, so i put in 2 gallons and he said tomorrwo put in the other two which should help or delay algae growth.. i dont want to drain again( for second time as pool store recommended) i will take sample to 40 minute drive pool store tomorrow. what is your reccomendations here please. i have a family reuniion pool party on sat and need my pool up and running. it took 24 hours to refill the pool and it was 2 and a half hours to drain the pool to 1 foot in the shallow end. i know ill need more salt to add and i guess cya and all other numbers will be off but what now. sorry so long but wanted you to know whole story, oh and he said nitrates couldve come from fertilizer, mulch, sweat bird or duck droppings sweat urine swim suit washed in detergent, makeup, haoir dye etc. even said the fertilizer could of been airborne even miles away. my neighbor reg salt pool no swg does not have problem... hmmmm. PLEASE HELP!!!