First, i hope this is the correct place to post a question.
I just bought a new house with a pool. The pool is a SWG and the filter? piece is made by aquarite. The pool looks ok to the eye other than some slight algae?/green slime on the liner which i scrub off about twice a week. When i moved in the previous owner gave me a tutorial on the pool. Basically he said to backwash it about once a week and keep the salt between 2700 and 3100. He said that is all you ever need to do.
Well i started reading this site and it seems that there is more i should do. I even called him and asked if he ever tested the PH levels or anything after a 'check cell' light came on. He said he has never done anything except add salt and that's what the pool guy told him.
I found on this site that the indicator is set to hours and i reset it and it went away. Well today i went to Leslies and bought a test kit. It's called 'total poolcare DPD test Kit'. I tested for chlorine and the water appears completely clear...Is this possible that i have NO chlorine? I also tested the PH and it was as red as it gets. So i guess it was 8.2
I'm worried that i have a broken pool
Also i asked the guy and he told me that he thinks the pool is 10,000 gallons but wasn't sure. I live in south la if that matters.
any help would be great.