I'm still a newbie with the pool and need a little help.
bought my folks house that i grew up in, so i know the pool and the system.
Now as the owner trying to figure out how to get it in usable shape.
inground pool 20X40 at least, Hayward Pro-series Sand filter with Valve on TOP
One speed pump that we run constantly.
I Sanitize with a two electrode copper/Silver ionizer (contoller settings are 10-100) in increments of 10.
I oxidize the pool with one pound bags of 45% Potassium Monopersulfate chlorine-free shock i buy from intheswim.com as they have highest chemical concentration of the product.
My stats are here:
T/A = 80-100 ppm
pH = 7.6 - 7.8
Calcium hardness = 150 - 300 ppm
(TDS) total dissolved solids = Less than 2300 ppm
Copper = .3 ppm
Unfortunately ALL my water tests are in that range and the water is cloudy with slight green tint and i have no F'ing clue where to start.
So i called my pool-guy and he guessed the green was algae so i dumped one quart of liquid stuff from Lesile Pools that i made sure would not harm the ionizer (no metals 8) ) as he suggested, and he also said dump in 5 one pound bags of the shock (Potassium Monopersulfate). Third thing he said was turn ionizer OFF, i did.
I did this june 23rd 7:00 AM.
the water is still greenish and cloudy and now has tiny layer of foam on top of the water...
My theory is i turned the ionizer on TOO soon since opening the pool and there is too much copper in the water and that gave the green tint.
The cloudy water i have yet to figure what the hec is doing that ??? my guess is need to check if sand in filter needs replacing?? Pool-guy says no but will do it if i ask.
As i said i know the pool history from my folks and they had no issues and new what they were doing... I don't want to trouble them with this and want to try and figure it out on my own.
As i recall the typical deal is
1.the pool-guy opens the pool
2. he dumps in stuff to get water close to balanced and proper color
3. i keep eye on pressure guage and backwash as needed.
4. allow 2 weeks to go by with pump running constantly and i test water(same time everyday) over this time
to get it balanced.
5. Then when water balanced i turn on ionizer (crank to 70) to get copper level to where it needs to be.
6. when i test water i know check copper also and when good turn ionizer to 20-30 range to level off the copper output.
7. then DIVE IN !! (..in theory)
So this year i think i screwed myself and turned ionizer on too early.....
BTW the pool is from 87' and i think filter installed in 1995