We bought a house about 6 years ago with a pool. For a while we had a pool guy, but decided we were paying way too much for how little he actually did especially since we stopped using the non-attached-to-the-pool spa. My husband took care of most of it, including taking the water to the pool store for testing once a month.
Fast forward- we just had the pool replastered, and I WFH...so the pool has become my responsibility. Thus, I am here- reading everything I can to make sure our investment in new plaster is not wasted.
The builder's pool guy's last visit was two days ago. I tested the water today. I was surprised to see PH of 7.2. I thought the continued plaster dust would make it higher. And when I tested for TH, the water didn't turn red at all, but was a light urine yellow color.
I'm still brushing twice a day, since we just filled a week ago. New vacuum head should be here tomorrow, since we can't use the roller or the robot for 30 days. And the new filter arrived yesterday-- waiting until we vacuum a couple more times before we replace that since we are still at 12-16% on the filter reading. Just been washing it this last week. And we are not running the SWG nor have we added salt yet; three more weeks before we can do that.
If you respond to this, remember, I'm new to this, so don't talk technical.
Thanks for all this information!