My wife and I just purchased a home with a salt generator. It's fairly clear, but has a decent amount of algae. Bought a vacuum to use today. When using it, I could get it to suck things like leaves up, but didn't really do anything with the algae. Does the algae need to be killed or anything before I can begin sucking it up? Or does the SWG system take care of it for me?
I have a 23,900 gallon printed vinyl pool. I decided to take a water sample to the local pool shop and I just want to make sure I won't be getting ripped off. I can still return the chemicals if necessary. She said the previous owners did not maintain the pool well, and it is going to need a lot of treatment to get it to where it needs to be. Chemicals ran to about $250. These are the results followed by their computer system recommendations:
Ideal: -.3 - +.3
Adj. Total Alkalinity
Today (Friday) - Add 3 quarts of Pool Magnet Plus (For the Iron)
Sunday - Add 12 pounds of predissolved Balance Pak 100 for Alkalinity every 4 hours for a total of 48 pounds (What's the best method of predissolving?)
Monday - Add 8 pounds of Optimizer Plus and 4 pounds of Lo 'N Slo. Repeat once after 3 hours for a total of 16 pounds Optimizer and 8 pounds Lo 'N Slo
Tuesday - Add 31oz of Alagae Inhibitor for initial Spring Setup
Next Friday - Add 2 bags of Smart Shock (She was also going to have me add 2 pounds of Balance Pak 200, but changed her mind and scratched it off)
The lady in no way seemed like she was trying to screw me over, and at no point tried to "sell" me anything. She was very helpful and even showed me in the store how the SWG pump works and how to run the backwash. I think the cost is what threw me off a bit, but if this all looks legit, then I'm perfectly fine spending it. Any comments are greatly appreciated!
I have a AQUA RITE system. When I opened up the box, the switch was turned up to the SUPER CHLORINATE, but there were no light indicators on. I turned it down to Off, and after turning it off then on, the light next to "Off" started blinking. I did not try to put it on AUTO and reset it (When I flipped it up after seeing the "Off" light come on, the light indicator didn't change). I may have questions about that as well.