Well, I have poked around a little bit this morning, and believe I am in the right spot. My ex-father-in-law's house sat empty for about two years. I moved in this winter and have been trying to get the pool up to speed. I know very little... but he sunk a grip into it, and it should be pretty cool when fixed. My main problem right now is how to get all of the fine dirt out. I have raked and scooped and removed about six wheel barrow loads of the leaves, and now trying to get anything else out is just stirring up the sediment.
I have shocked it, and it cleared up a bit, and I bought a rinky-dink test kit, which I now know I need to order a better one, but I got the PH in some kind of range with the PH up and down stuff and some baking soda from Wal Mart, and the chlorine has been up and down like crazy..
Also, the fileters appear to be pretty old, and I didn't have much luck trying to vacuum the dirt, and I am not sure where to put the valve. It doesn't appear to have a back flush feature, so when it slows down, I have been rinsing out the cartridges with a filter squirter nozzle I bought... but I don't think the cartridges will handle getting the load of dirt and silt that is in there out. I am not stoked about buying a new set of cartridges, nor do I know exactly which ones I need.
So in reading some of the other threads, I went ahead and took a bunch of pictures...
Here's the pool:
The filter setup:
Also, I am not sure what this is for, or if it is supposed to slowly leak, but it does:
And lastly, here is a most recent reading, I did add a little chlorine after testing it:
But I am not sure how much I should be adding to maintain... also I used the calculator for the water volume, but it's an odd size, I hope I got that right....
It's 17x34-ish total, and it goes from 4 to 9 feet deep.
Thoughts on how to straighten it up without draining it?
Any help would be appreciated.