We have a 1 year old Deluxe Frame Intex with sand filter and SWG. We did not cover the pool over the winter. We have a large live oak tree that shades half the pool. Acorns fell into the pool and when spring came so did all the leaves and oak pollen. We had a brown tea pot out there! After much scooping and vacuuming we got all the debris out. The water cleared up and sparkling. Except for this brown stain along the bottom edge where most of the leaves and debris were on the bottom.
I have bleached and bleached with Clorox gallon jugs. Scrubbed with the brush and even a broom.
I have scaling on the ladder and the entire bottom and sides feel like sandpaper.
Sand from the filter is in the bottom and I vacuumed it up and it reappears. I think my husband consideres back washing a daily maintenance task.
My ph won't stay down. It creeps up to 8. I can get it to 7.6 but if I don't add dry acid it goes back to 8. I can't hold chlorine. Reads almost 0 all the time. I can get a cya reading it is so low and the tube is too small to get lower than 20.
I added conditioner once this year. I added more yesterday. I put it in a stocking and dissolved it near the jet.
This is really disappointing since I added a side wall skimmer and hard plumbed my filter and SWG. I WAS READY FOR A TROUBLE FREE POOL SUMMER. now I got stains, no chlorine and scaling!
I'm in San Antonio. All water is hard. We are on city water. Not well water.