I am back. After finding this site useful for my above ground pool I haven't been around for years. My pool stayed clean and I just kept doing the BBB with it and everything worked great. Well I moved and bought a house with an inground pool. I bought it during the fall/winter and the pool was closed by then. it was holding water, i checked the filter/pump and what not and everything looked good. Hired a pool guy to come open it for me and show me the ropes. Well we opened it to a green pool with a ton of leaves at the bottom. Not how I am used to opening a pool to.
So I immediately started shocking the pool (Did the term change to slamming recently?) I didn't have my test kit out yet so I dumped a good amount of liquid chlorine in. Approx 15 gallons. Got all the leaves out, vacuumed and started scrubbing. After the first day I didn't see much improvement with the greenness so I went to the LPS and they recommended a bottle of YellowRid. Which turns out is baking soda. But anyways I used that and things improved a little. So I started scrubbing every day and each day its getting better.
Last night I found my test kit it was misplaced during the move. I tested and CYA is near 0 or very low maybe 5 or so. FC was 20. PH was 7.8 I believe, and I forget what the rest was. I looked up the pool estimate for how many gallons my pool is. 16 feet wide by 75 long I believe. Sorry trying to remember it all since I am at work. No flat shallow end. starts at 4.5 deep and goes to 6.5 deep with a slant all the way from one end to the other. I guess that's how they did it old school. So im guessing about 20,000 gallons. Shock level should be 12, we are at 20... whoops. but its clearing up and ill just keep scrubbing and vacumming and wont add more until it drops down to below 12. Hopefully I didn't ruin the liner. Going forward I will make sure this doesnt happen again. So I am not to worried about green. It keeps improving every day and I am using my pool patience.
What is driving me looney is all of a sudden bubbles started coming out of the return jets. Started as fizzy bubbles and now are big burpy bubbles. I did a ton of research and I am going to go home and check the valve right before the filter and make sure the o ring is set right, im also going to make sure the ring on the filter skimmer thing is seated right. and hopefully it is one of these and the bubbles go away. they wernt there for the first day right after we opened pool so its weird it happened out of no where.
2nd thing that is going on. wait no this is the 3rd thing... We are losing water. Pool sat all winter and water level stayed up. I cant remember if it was above the skimmer box or right at the skimmer box but it wasnt below it. When we run pump the water level drops and inch to two per day. We shut off the pumps and the water level dropped down to the skimmer box bottom. The wife is filling the pool back up now and turning off the pump to see if it will drop back down without the pump running.
So we are looking for help in regards to the bubbles, which I am hoping I can fix tonight. and the loss of water. Possibly the two are related.
So my plan. Go home, Check the valve before the filter and the filter cover for the skimmer in there and make sure both o rings are seated and sealed right. I am also going to see if when pump is on if water is leaking out the discharge hose for backwashing. If so then I know I am losing water due to a faulty Multiport valve. Our discharge runs into the ground under a deck thing so I will disconnect the hose and see if water comes out right at the filter. since i wont be able to tell otherwise. If the bubbles dont stop and water keeps leaking then I have a serious issue that I will have no clue where to start to fix.
Wife is freaking out. Worried we wont have the money to fix it and we will be a huge disappointment to our kids who were looking forward to swimming in our new pool this summer.
HELLLP! And thanks in advance.