We've just installed our first pool: a 27' above ground and are having recurrent problems witht the water.
We're wondering if there's a weak link in our system, here it is:
We have a Zodiac LM2 water chlorinator (should handle up to 60K liters as we're told). We run it 12 to 14 hours every day.
The pump is a brand new 1 1/2 Jacuzzi and seem to be pumping all right.
The filter is maybe 8-10 years old. It's an Hayward S185T rated at 60 GPM with 175 lbs of sand.
The water is cloudy and has developed algae every other week. We're tested the water three times by 2 different pool store and they tell us the water is fine... but maybe chlorine is a little low. I don't thing we should have to chlorinate more than the 12/142 hours we do now?
The **** plastic stairs that descent in the pool has cavities in them and I feel the water doesn't move as much in it maybe that's part of the problem, don't know.
"I head some people say that the sun is hard for the chlorine and that we should conside buying a blanket to protect/heat the pool.
I'm not sure what to think? is my chlorinator (new) not strong enough? is my filter too small for my 27" pool? Do I need a heater blanket to protect from the Sun? should I change my stairway?
Ho God! Please help!