Hello. I am new to the forum. I do not have a complete test kit, but i do have results from the AquaChem test Strip(I know not very reliable but all i have for now).
Hardness - 250
Total Chlorine - 1(OK)
Free Chlorine - 1(LOW)
PH - 6.8
Total Alkalinity - 120
Stabilizer - 100
I am going to add PH UP ad Shock it this eveninig.
I have had filter pressure problems for a while. At first i thought(and correctly) that it was plugging/clogging up with sediment. But now it is not visibly clogged and i am seeing the same results.
Within hours of cleaning the cartridge filter i see my pressure go from 24PSI to about 33PSI. I am using a filter cleaner solution and even used some TSP cleaning solution, the filters(I alternate between 2) clean up nicely and start out with 24PSI and within and hour or so up to 33PSI. At the same time my Return lines have considerably lower output. I wonder if i may have something caught in the return line that maybe travels down to a bend and stops there? just not sure what to think the problem can be. I have one main Return that must split into the two Returns at the pool. At the pump end i have one of thos free standing Tubes that you can drop the pucks into. I wonder if i put my shop vac on blow into a return line and force whatever may be plugged back to the pump if maybe it will break it up. any ideas?