I have recently moved into a new home. Which has a pool which I have never had before.
I am trying to work my way through all the pool school stuff and am starting with some basic stuff.
Initially I had a knackered filter and no sweep so I have installed a Hayward Swimclear 4025.
The pump (Hayward RS1000) seem fine and I have picked up a poolvenuugen to run via the skimmer.
Before I got the hardware installed the pool had gone green. I think I have managed to (inadequately) shock the pool and the water is now a normalish blue colour though it remains somewhat cloudy.
I expect I have made a poor choice of test kits but have to start somewhere. Suggestions for alternates appreciated.
My 'Aquacheck' numbers are as follows.
Total Hardness - 500
Total Chlorine - 1 maybe 2
Free Chlrine - 0
ph - 7.8
Total Alk - 160
Cyanuric Acid - 150
I can see from the above and looking at various info on the site that my next step rather than tinkering with chemicals is to clear out a good half of the water and replace in order to get the CYA down so that the sanitiser process works properly?
It's a gunite/plaster kidney shaped pool of approx 12000 gals. It's pretty much unshaded for most of the day and we're in Northern Marin CA.
Any pointers appreciated.