Just signed up. Been reading the articles for the past month or so. What a great site !!!
You can call me fish, or you can call me Rob.
I have been a pool owner for well over 5 days now (Bought house last Friday).
Now have pool and hot tub. We are in Harrisburg, NC.
Pool is an in ground plaster complete with robot, cartridge filter and awesome algae bloom left by previous owner.
I'll describe what we are doing. IF we are making any grievous mistakes, please let me know.
We are tackling the algae using the tips found here. I think the pool is a lighter shade of green than it was on Saturday.
Scraping the sides each day.
Cleaning out skimmers.
Took apart the cartridge filter, hosed it down (was solid green algae mess, and is now whitish). Pressure dropped from 25 psi to 10 after cleaning.
Added 2 cups of chlorine stuff (We have an existng box of 3 in 1 stuff). I think it is Trichlor. Need to check.
Plan on picking up bleach today. No idea how much to add yet. I am guessing the pool is 10,000 gallons but that too is a wild guess.
Can't see the bottom in the deep yet. But water feels good. I haven't sensed any CC.
Oh yeah, no test kit, but I ordered one, so I am driving completely blind at this point. I ordered one of the recommended ones. from here.