Excited to have found this forum as I am certainly in need of good advice and knowledge now that we have moved into a house with a pool! I am waiting on the test kit to arrive and am avidly studying Pool School... This weekend we scrubbed and refilled our IG plaster pool with city water... Ran the pump all day today and am wondering what my next step should be... looking in particular for advice about pools in AZ, where it seems as if our "dry heat" absorbs our water and dissipates our chlorine way too quickly!
I am guesstimating our volume to be around 24k and the flow rate on filter is labeled as 100... have no idea what these mean as to how much (or even when) I should run our system... I've heard that we should run it at night in winter and day in summer...as we are in the high desert and still have a chance of freezing in the coldest months... also looking for advice about solar blankets and/or solar rings or other simple solar heating systems... Thanks and once again happy to have found TFP!