Neglected pool for a ~2 months and it turned into a swamp (can't see bottom). Went to local pool stores and kept getting different advise. Picked a Leslie that at least gave consistent test result and went with them for advice. After 2 weeks, pool is a little better but it isn't clear and starting to lose confidence on them... I can see the bottom of the pool now, but it is still looking green
What they advised so far:
1. Green to Clean ...
2. 2 bags Shocks every 12 hrs for several days...
I dumped in about 9 bags already :-s
Started searching online and found this sites. I like what I'm seeing from pictures others posted and hope I can fix my pool similarly. After reading Pool School multiple times, I hope my pool is not in a really bad state from what the pool store advised my to do (from the 9 bags of shocks - CYA level rises with the use of shocks).
The first thing the Pool School stresses on is equipment...
1. I realized that the pressure on the pump doesn't drop to 0 when it is not running (stuck at 8 - even when I open the pump to wash the filter), anyway to fix this (i.e. calibration problem?) or I have to replace the pressure gauge?
2. How do tell if the filter / pump is working properly? How do I tell if the cartridge needs to be replaced? Please advise.
3. The SWG Cubby is flashing some lights (manual says no chlorine), how do I tell if the cell is working or should we get the pool clear before worrying about this?
I ordered the test kit... but the following are the results from the several pool store while waiting for the kit to arrive...
3rd column was tested using an electronic equipment using a tiny sample of water.Code:FC 0 0 0.17 TC 0 0 0.25 pH 7.4 7.6 7.7 TA 90 80 78 CH 400 600 862 CYA 99 60 44 Salt 4200 3300
Anyway, the results varies widely between different pool store and one thing is consistent... no chlorine left in the pool.
What is the best course of action for me to take while waiting for the test kit to arrive? Please advise. Thank you.