So glad I found this forum! This is the 3rd pool I've had, but the only one that has given me problems. We purchased this home with pool 6 years ago. We've had trouble with it turning green and slimy on an almost weekly basis every swim season. It's an inground gunite. (Can't wait to go to the "Pool School" and turn it into a "trouble free" pool!)
First let me tell you that we replaced our old 2 cartridge filter with a PENTAIR NAUTILUS STAINLESS STEEL DE FILTER, model #NSS48. Of course, with our luck, the old motor went out a few days later. (I have some folks over at "the pumping station" helping me figure out which motor and pump is a good choice for me.) In the meantime DH (dear hubby) has placed a submergible pump in the deep end and I turn it on for 30 - 45 min. every couple of hours.
I need help calculating the approximate gallons my pool holds, since it's an irregular shape. *See pics. It's 3 ft. in the shallow end and 8 ft. in the deep end. (It does have a waterfall, but that's hooked up seperately.)
Now for the dreaded chemicals. I'm ordering the "good" test kit, but in the meantime I'm using the HTH 6-way kit. Here are the numbers from this morning:
CYA totally clear
ps...I will add all my info to my siggy after I know how many gallons my pool holds.