Newbie here. Live in NW and didn't know anything about pools. Bought a 13 year old home in Mesa with a play pool in backyard that has older equipment. Realized I needed to get some education about pools. Found this site and lurked for awhile and was impressed with the knowledge, politeness, friendliness and helpfulness among the members, so decided to "jump into the deep end" and introduce myself.
Later on I plan to do some pool and yard remodeling to update a few things, but right now just want to get everything I have running optimally. Seems like the salt cell has failed (light on Nature Soft illuminated) This system is older and am considering replacing not only the cell but the panel as well. Thinking about calling Shasta to come out and look things over as well as another pool company for recommendations and test them against what I hear from you folks.
My PG is presently chlorinating manually until I make a decision on what to do with my system. Recent test results by him were Chlorine 5, pH 7.5, salt 4200. He said salt was high and I guess I will have to drain some water and add fresh to the pool. Water looks clear and he said no algae. My in floor cleaning system was operating strangely and discovered I had some broken T-valves and worn gears. I ordered replacements and will install them over the holidays.
BTW, just ordered a TF-100 kit and am looking forward to playing "mad chemist" and learning new things.
So, have I missed anything? What else should I do or be thinking about? What would you change or upgrade?
Thanks a bunch and hope you all have a beautiful holiday and a Merry Christmas!