Brand new here and to pool maintenance but I'm a quick learner and want to take care of my own pool so I appreciate all the help, advice and patience. I've been reading the posts nd forums and must say I have found the right place for great information. Thank you Mr. Lion and all Ad Mins.
Now then, I bought this Sacramento area house 4 years ago with absolutely NO INFORMATION on the size/gallon capacity of the large pool in the backyard. I hired a pool svc to take care of it because I rented the house at first.
Now me and my family are living in the house and the pool has been problematic. So let me give what information I do have and maybe we can guess at its gallon capacity and then the problems I'm having and what I've done thus far.
In ground (not sure of material -help?), gallons?, Sta Rite System3 filter with both 2 year old inner and outer cartridges, roughly 10 year old Polaris 280 with booster pump and dedicated pressure line, Pool Frog cycler?, auto water fill, Chlorinated tablet float. There's a diving board so the deep end is deep.
I've got algae growing on the sides, steps and in the tile grout. The water is slightly cloudy and weak output from filter. My pool guy is perplexed cuz he adds so much chlorine, cleans cartridges twice a month and shocks it. I'm frustrated and don't feel I should have to buy new cartridges that are $325 plus. I'm going to try the Cadcade detergent soak unless the pros here think that I actually do need new cartridges, but they look great after hosing the pleats off myself and I have a bit more pressure running just above 10 psi. I could need a new Polaris as well. Sorry this turned out lengthy. Help.