Hi Everyone! I am new to this forum and new to maintaining pools. I live in South Mississippi and I hope not to ask too many 'basic' questions. I have been reading over all info posted on basic pool chemistry and the correct way to ask a question. Please bear with me!
Q1. My pool is green! The pump has not run for at least a month now. I saw the section on getting rid of the algae and that I need test results before I begin. Do I just take a sample from the standing pool water or is it better to run the pump and then get the water sample for my local pool store? I am sure there are no chemicals in the pool.
Q2. My Hayward Sand Pump Filter's pressure gauge is busted. Can I just unscrew it and replace it with a new gauge?
I have no further questions right now, but I need lots of help. Thank you in advance for your patience everyone!