Hi all. I'm relatively new. *wave* Just started posting this past weekend about clearing out our AG pool that's been sitting all winter. Here's a quick update:
I'm trying to clean it before we start adding chemicals because there's a lot of tiny leaves and algae and god knows what else. First we were having issues with the skimmer attachment (it kept flipping), but my husband rigged it so it would stay in place properly. Now, we're having issues with the filter itself. When I backwash it and re-pressurize, it goes to 10psi. Within an hour, the return jet loses pressure as the filter nears the yellow stages (20psi). I figured the sand was getting yucky with all the stuff so I kept backwashing it when it would do this and it would set the pressure back at normal. It's frustrating because the filter cannot keep going for hours and hours if I leave the house or overnight because I don't want it to overpressurize. Is there any other troubleshooting that I'm missing? I've read through the book several times and it doesn't seem to give me any answers so I figured I'd ask some pros.
IN THE MEANTIME, the pool is still gunky and green and has a high pH. I added the max dose of dry acid yesterday and nada. pH is still 8.0+. Backwashing didn't help I'm sure, though I waited for 4 hrs before I tested and backwashed (as per recommendations on the dry acid packaging). What do I do to get the pool cleaner yet start the chemical processing to KEEP it clean??
My test results this morning:
Thanks in advance!