Good afternoon, I posted back in March that I put an offer on a short sale with an inground gunite pool or at this point in time swamp. Well 5 months later it looks like I am going to close on that house, 8/23 is the date. The pool has not been opened in awhile and the filer/pump is broken, I have a sta-rite system 3 ready to go that I bought used and a 1HP pump that came with it. Although at that point summer will almost be over in Massachusetts I kinda still want to open the pool. I was going to drain it and refill, until I read a recent article that my fine town of Reading has the 3rd most expensive water bill in the state. So now I am thinking of bleaching and slamming it instead.
Reading a recent article on a DE filter it was noted maybe it would be best to run the filter without the cartridge/fingers until the algae was dead (because DE's involve a lot of cleaning), would that be the same with a cartridge filter?
On a side not I already have the TF-100 test kit XL, but did not get the speed-stir. I see a lot of people mention it, I guess it is worthwhile?
I have big plans and dreams for the backyard and will post pix.