My 1 year old pool had become a major mess. It was so bad that my DE filter would plug within minutes so I decided to drain, clean and refill. That was a chore in and of itself but I did get some equipment that will help me in the future (small submersible pump that will be used to remove the water from the cover that will be placed on the pool next winter...not going through this clean up mess again... )
I have purchased a Circupool RJ45 (free upgrade from RJ30) and it should be here Tuesday.
I'm filling my pool as I write, here are the specs of the filling water:
pH 7.8 - 8.0, test strip shows 8.4
TA 500 - 550 (water was pink at 500 and red at 550)
CYA 0 (I'm assuming 0 as the fill water is well water.)
All iron tests come back very low. Did not have a color problem last year when adding chlorine.
What should I address first and when should I add salt?