So I am a new, first time pool owner. We purchased the Intex 18' Ultra Frame Round pool and also purchased the SWG to accompany the included pump/filter. Some background info...I am located in FL so the pool will be up year round and the pool has been up and filled for less than a week. It has done nothing but rain for the last few days.
So here is what I am noticing. As I have seen on this forum and other resources, it appears that the included filter pump (1500 gph) for a 6,500 gal pool is just not cutting the mustard. There is quite a bit of sediment and debris on the bottom and it just doesn't seem like the water is circulating with much power.
Also the water is still greenish in color and the FC is low, pH is high and TA is high.
How long should a new pool take to have SWG get the pool up and running in terms of water chemistry and color?
Is the undersized filter pump causing part of this or is it just the excessive rainwater?
Is it worth the investment to get a larger filter and pump? I read good things about Hayward, Penta and others have even posted about the Intex sand filter being a decent upgrade. Should I go cartridge or sand?
Ok, I've rambled on long enough. I would appreciate any insight that anyone has to share. Thanks.