Hello all, enjoying reading and learning from this great site.
I'd like to really get a handle on my pool's moods and I think step 1 should be a proper size.
We've just moved into a new home. The pool was refinished with a pebblecrete and a new pump installed. I have not had the chance to get the Tf100 yet but will soon. I've been maintaining FC in a good range for now, with pool store products and just the test strips.
So I'm unsure if I have an accurate pool gallonage. The pool is an odd shape. I would describe it as a rectangle with the corners cut off. There is also a zig and a zag in the length but I think it equals itself out as its the same on both sides. There is also a spa. The depth is another thing I'm unsure about. Its deep in the middle. I stuck a tape measur in and at one end was 3.5' middle 5.5' and other end 4.5'. This was to the water line, but its been raining quite a bit here and the water level is high.
1.What factor should I use for the formula? The oval # or rectangle? The pool store guy said just a rectangle.
2.How should I measure depth? 3 current depths divied by 3? or 6' below top of tiles at 3 places divided by 3?
3. Do I need to add fro the spa?
Thanks, The pools store guy told me @ 15k gallons the former home owner thought he remembered it as 12K.
Thanks many more questions to follow!