I just installed an inground pool last summer. The pool was finished in June but the decking took until sept to finish. I have a liner pool with a cartridge filter. They installed the frog system but the more I'm reading on that I'm thinking of not using it. The chemicals are VERY expensive. They also told me id have to shock it once a week because All last summer the pump was running and the pool kept turning green just using the frog and it always felt slimy, i just cant see where thats right. I had a pool growing up and one years ago that I always took care of and I know it shouldn't cost that much and I never had to shock that much.
I recently ordered the t100 test kit. I tested the water this morning and the results were
Alk 90 ppm
Calcium 30 ppm
I'm not sure if I'm right because the instructions in the test kit seems like Greek to me but I'm thinking the fc is high. Probably because I had to shock it last week because it turned green again. Im amazed that using the frog im still having to shock the pool in the winter. The water temp is 58. Also the calcium seemed low but does that matter because it's a vinyl pool?
One other problem I am having is the pool has over flowed twice in the past few months and the liner has buckled and left wrinkles. The pool also overflowed last year during issac and stayed that way for days because we had no electricity but it didn't buckle. The pool ppl had to come out after the hurricane and drain the pool and pull up the liner to fix mistakes they made on the bottom and now it's wrinkling when it over flows. I called them they said that happens when we get a lot of rain. In two pools that I've had before that's never happened. I've talked to friends that live in lower areas than me and that never happens to them either. I don't even have standing water in my yard, I just can't understand why it's doing this.
Needless to say I do not trust the people that installed my pool. They screwed up on so much from the very beginning. Any suggestions?