I've owned a pool in the past but had a service take care of it. Just moved to a house in NJ with a Sylvan concrete pool, About 20 years old. Got two inspections before buying the house and it got a clean bill of health. Water was crystal clear when we moved in two weeks ago. I expected to close it last week with the service but they're booked until Oct 8 so I need to do something now. The filter has been running but I didn't nothing else for two weeks and who knows what the previous owners did the couple weeks before that. This week it got a green film all over the walls. It brushes off but right now I have to figure out how best to handle the two weeks before closing. The SLAM method seems intense and a bit overwhelming and I can't tell if that's what I need if I just need to clear it before winter.
I've taken a bunch of pictures. He left me a couple test kits, strips, a box with a bunch of droppers and one small two-tube kit. I used the strips and them the big kit and came up with these numbers:
Tc-maybe .5 very hard to tell if it even changed colors
Calc- 400 (on strip it's very far on edge. On dropper test, can't get calc harness to read)
Cya- More than 100 (strip said 200 but the tube with black dot test didn't even come up halfway to 100
Guessing my big problem is all the cya. I also have to get some bleach but don't know how much.
The pool is a weird shape but the deep end (8' I think) is about 15x15 and then the shallow end (3-4') is 20x15.
Any help or suggestions are a big help. I'll add some pics of the pool and equipment and the stuff he left behind.
Actually pics won't work but I have:
-Taylor complete dpd chlorine/ph tests
-hth test strips
- ph down
- safer muriatic acid
- few tablets wrapped in plastic smell like chlorine
- filter is Hayward De
- there is a chlorinator hooked up but can't figure out how to open it to see if it's actually got anything in it.