I posted in the forum a couple of months ago http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...t-used-in-2012 regarding opening a pool for the first time. To sum it up the pool had fuzzy brown looking algae (I think) on the bottom (when I could see it) and the water had turned dark green by May. I've started the SLAMing process and I'm needing some group help. Here's what i've done and need help with:
First I hooked up the pump with the skimmer and bottom hole into the pump inlet. Before the pump inlet is another skimmer type basket that the hose from the skimmer and bottom hole feed into. The pump the feeds into the filter/cartridge.
Another hose goes from the filter/cartridge outlet into the pool inlet which is close to the top of the pool near the skimmer.
I believe I have it all hooked up correctly (if not let me know) but what I am struggling with is the skimmer type basket before the pump leaks out of the top where the lid screws on. I don't know if it is missing a gasket of between the lid and the rest of the basket container. I've included attachments to show how I've hooked things up and the leaky skimmer basket.
I started SLAMing on 5/28 without doing any water tests b/c I thought that since the pool had not been used since Feb 2013 and the water looked like a green swamp. So I did my pool calcs in the Pool Math portion of the site and figured 10000 gals for my pool and put in 5 - 121oz 8.25% Clorox bottles into the pool right before dark and let the pool pump run overnight. The pool went from a dark green to a cloudy light blue. So I was very impressed with the turn around in less that 8 hrs.
5/29 I tested my FC (2.5) and CC (1.5) for a TC of 4.0. So I added 2 more 121oz 8.25% Clorox bottles at dusk and went to bed. I woke up and the pool was still the cloudy light blue and I can't see the bottom yet.
5/30 I tested my FC (.5) and CC (2.0) for a TC of 2.5 again. I'll add 3 more 121oz of bleach again tonight. I was hoping to see some improvement in the water by now but it seems I am losing too much chlorine. I read some on the CYA but I didn't know what stablizer I needed to add so I can retain more chlorine.
Thanks for all your help and guidance!