Hello guys, second post now..just moved into a house woth a pool last August. Opened green this summer, but looking great now. I am a fan of the BBB method, however I am mmissing the test kit part. Being in Canada, my options are limited, although Iam checking to pool store to see if they can order me in a taylor at a reasonable price. Iguess I am utilized what can only be described as a half assed modified BBB, using test strips and liquid Chlorine!
I do see consisitent tests from my PS, so Ithink I can get buy using that if needed. Last test was 3 days ago:
FC 5 (only measure to 5, may have been a tad higher)
CYA 35 - I am using a puck or two a week to subsidize my chlorine and to slowly bring up CYA to 50 or so
Water chrystal clear.
Here is my question...my sand filter pump pressure remains fairly steady, even after a backwash at about 15-16 PSI. What I have noticed (last night) is that after I vacuumed the pool, it dropped to 13-14. I did not backwash, only vacuumed. Doens;t seem normal to me.
Second, I have small bubbles in the returns and at the pump basket. New Hayward pump this year, may be related to that..going to pick up some plumbers grease and try to see if its the lid. No obviouse sign of anything at any connections above ground. How important is it to rectify this? I would describe the amount of bubbles as not a lot, but definately visible at the jets.
Thanks from Bolton Ontario!