Hi everyone! So we finally got all the algae out of the pool, only to find some brown spots on the bottom again this morning. It was on the steps too so I reached in and felt it. It's sand! We have a sand filter so I read to see if other folks have had this problem... Of course they have; maybe a lateral something or a spider gasket.
My question is: do we need to switch gears from getting the pool chemistry squared away to resolving the sand issue? Or can we continue trying to get the pool ready to swim in (which we are oh-so-eager to do) and focus on the sand later? We just bought the house in January and as far as we know the filter was installed with the pool in 2000 and the sand was replaced possibly several years ago. We have not chemically cleaned the sand, and we don't know if the previous owners cleaned it since the last sand change.
We are first time home and pool owners so we are trying to be responsible with what we've bought, but if it won't matter to wait to deal with the sand, that means we can swim sooner.
Thanks for your input. We are so grateful to have found this site.