Bought a house with a pool.
The adventure begins!
A solar system was ripped out when roof was redone, but the ancient Fafco 303 controller and plumbing was still in line. The roof side is shut by valves.
Skimmer intake was almost imperceptible so that was project #1. I suspected the solar flow control "pinch valve" on the cold side was limiting flow. Not wanting to fiddle with outdated electronics, I simply removed the pinch valve and replaced it with straight pipe. Much better! This topic http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...in-ON-position was great help in sorting components out. Flow is functional but not awesome. I wonder if main pump should be bigger down the road?
Pressure indication on the filter is ~10 PSI. Seems low but who knows. I used bleeder to fill it up.
After fixing skimmer, the Polaris 380 backup thrust was stuck on and it just sat there lamely. This will be project #2. I suspect something jiggled loose while I was doing the above and traveled through. Turns out there was no screen filter in the quick connect to prevent this. I hauled it out and plan on investigating: backwash with a hose, take apart if needed.
Preliminary testing last night indicated 0 Cl, 7.5 pH, and very high CYA. So I dumped in 3x 121oz 8.25% and went to bed. Start with a bang. First real testing this morning:
FC 15, CC 1, pH 7.5, TA 260, CH 700, CYA 100+
Chlorine high, due to my late night glug glug glug, but I knew I'd be out all day today and wanted to see how it reduced, if only to get a feel of where we are at now.
Do the TA and CH numbers even make sense? I was a bit rushed. I hope to get the stirrer involved soon.
If that CYA number is legit, I'm in a bit of a bind. Refill water in the middle of our drought restrictions with our elevation pumping surcharges tacked on is not a cheap and easy solution.