Hi everyone. Iím new to the forum and have been reading the Pool School articles, but was hoping for a push in the right direction. My 18k gallon SW gunite pool was completed back in November of 2014. Since then, I have done nothing to it in terms of adding any chemicals as my pool builder stated the water is too cold to add anything and nothing will grow. For the most part my water temp is below 65 most of the time and my Hayward SWG generator has not been turned on due to low water temp.
My first visit to Leslieís was on 01/17/15 and below is their test results:
After getting recommendations to buy over 700 dollars in chemicals to fix my pool, I felt I needed to do more research. So I ordered the TF100 kit and tested my water today:
CYA-Less than .5 (I guess 0)
What do you suggest I do to get things started? My builder added a couple of bags of salt two months ago but it again the SWG has not been running. I am assuming I should get my Chlorine up? Since my SWG cannot be turned on due to low water temp, do I just wait until the weather warms up to start addressing my pool and retest? Any recommendations how I should proceed will be very helpful as I am trying to get a handle on my new pool.
On another note, when my builder completed my pool, he specifically told us not to brush the pool and nothing needed to be done. Now I notice that I have stains in the plaster that cannot be brushed off. They look like brown dirt stains (I live in the desert and gets very sandy some times). Is there anyway to remove these stains?