Hi everyone... I have several questions, which may be related.
Opened my pool to see so much algae, the water was black. This is my first opening using my 2006k testing kit, pool calculator and liquid bleach as my shocking agent.... Incredible! Good news. It working at a fraction of the cost!
Today was day 3, and after continuosly keeping the chlorine levels around 8-9, brushing twice a day, my pool is a light turquoise, but still VERY cloudy. I purchased a Jandy CL350 at the end of last season, replacing my 15 year old DE filter, which would no longer seal properly. With my DE, I would be back washing every other day. EASY! However, The cartridge, which I was told would be easier than a DE, needs to be disassembled to clean. Question: is my water still cloudy because I need to take apart the unit and clean the cartridges? After just three days? The dial says it is still clean.... OR, am i not being patient enough?
CH 135 (adding increaser slowly to 300?)
Had the new filter a week last August when a major pool leak reared its ugly self. The Cartridge filter filled with air from the leak, making the unit not as efficient, I am assuming. To get through this year's start up, i have been using the pressure release valve to periodically release the air and get the filter to fill up with water.
I had a leak detection company locate the leak, but since April 1, i have not been successful getting a contractor to fix it, so I opened the pool anyway. Question: the pool was constructed with the pipes embedded inside the walls of the concrete. They exit at one corner of the pool. The leak detection company said a contractor could dig up the corner and repair. Has anyone used the "sleeve" leak solution, where they put a flexible tube inside the copper pipes, instead of breaking through the concrete? I have been quoted $5,800 for the Sleeve insert solution, $2,800 for a bust through the concrete solution and $4,000 to tunnel under the deck. What would you do?