Hello all. I have a old but totally refurbished Anthony diving pool. Three years ago I had it completely redone with
new plumbing (2"), skimmers (3), returns (5), filter (Triton sand), and 1.5 wisperflow pump. And of course
the plaster was redone.
Quite frankly I've had problems off and on every since. At the moment, the pool has gone
green (green & cloudy; can't see bottom) again! Here are my #'s taken this AM.
Don't have a reading for CYA, but I did completely drain and acid wash the plaster last month. While close
to some limits, those numbers look ok to me.
This isn't the first time, only the most recent in the last several years where things have gone awry and I'm
just about at a loss to resolve the ongoing problems with this pool.
There is one complication that you should also know. There is a large tree (Cedar Elm) whose branches overhang
the deep end. This time of year it dumps lots of leaves, twigs, ... in the pool. Currently all three skimmers will
fill in a single day!
One theory is the sand filter is overwhelmed (can't keep up and doesn't filter the smaller particles well enough).
Over the early summer, the pool had gone green as well. At that time I was convinced that the media
(ZeoSand) in the filter was the culprit. So I replaced it with regular pool grade sand. A day latter the pool was
perfectly clear! No chemicals were added at this time. What does this tell us????
Sorry to ramble and bounce around here but I felt I'd provide all the details/history so someone
could point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for your help,