Totally new pool owner here. from opening my pool last a couple weeks ago I have had nothing but problems. everything from the tarp having holes in it, the kreepy krauly having leaks, i had to replace the sand filter and a bunch of plumbing and now it appears as though the ECG is no longer working and i will have to replace that.
I put 120lbs of salt in it yesterday which has the pool up to 3000ppm and I set it on superchlorinate for the last 12 hours. I checked my water after coming home from work today (just with the little strips that check PH, Alk and Chlorine) and it shows that there is little to no chlorine in the pool at all. The ECG does not have any build up in it that I can see. There was some debris but I didnt think it was enough to warrant cleaning so I just put it back on.
So, with that said, if my ECG is done, to alleviate more and more costs (this season anyways) can I just chlorinate the pool like a normal chlorine pool? the guy at the pool store said I could but I really have a hard time trusting him as he didnt even know you can order parts for the kreepy krauly or that sand just gets dumped in to the pool.
Any advice that can be offered is appreciated?
Or is there cheaper options for ECG's other than the Hayward ones that are like $500.
pool is 15000 gallons. Hayward super pump, Hayward 22" sand filter, Aquacollection ECG