So I just moved into a rental that happens to have a pool. They had pool service but now it is up to me. I didn't realize that they stopped coming until recently I noticed the yellow algae lol. SO I found this forum and decided to educate myself. You guys are very helpful and hope that you can help me with these questions since I have never had a pool before. Out of the sake of emergency I got myself pooltime 6 way test strips. I plan on ordering the TF100 kit soon. Here are the results
Total Hardness (i'm guessing calcium hardness?) - 1000
SO given that my numbers are not anywhere near it should be I really don't know where to even start. I'm almost tempted to hire a pool service but I just don't have the $90/mo to throw away if I can put in some effort and do it myself. I hate paying for something that I can do myself lol. I have heard of taking out the cartridge filter weekly and cleaning it and then replacing it every few months. I have an inline feeder that's obviously empty at the moment and there is a second small cartridge that doesn't seem to be having any flow going through it. I'm going to try and attach some images.
Next, when the pump is running should I have the waterfall and spa jets running daily as well?
What order do I start correcting these numbers and what is the best way to go about it?
With the CH being so high am I going to need to replace the water?
I have 2 pages of notes so far and am learning fast I just need someone to help me take the first few steps.
There are some extra valves that are not labeled that I don't know what they do if somebody has seen similar and can help me out there it would be appreciated.