So...not sure where to start. I bought a house with a pool about 6 months ago and only recently opened it. I have had trouble getting the water clear - appears cloudy/murky etc. There was algae and I shocked it. It is now maintaining a chlorine level of 4 but still cloudy. Turns out the CYA level is high at 100. Thinking this is due to the shock I used which has the conditioner in it. In addition to all of this I am getting next to ZERO suction through the skimmer and hardly any return through the jets. I had someone out to look at the pool and he is recommending I replace the pump and filter and the plumbing. The 2" PVC goes down to 1.5" and then back to 2" which is causing the return issue. He says the cartridge filter is way undersized for my pool. All of this is a little overwhelming and I am not sure where to start...
1. Do I drain half the pool and add back water to fix the high CYA issue? This was the recommendation I received from a friend who had a similar issue.
2. Do I floc the water to see if I can knock down the cloudiness and vacuum it up - although this will be tough with limited suction...right?
3. Do I just bite the bullet and replace the equipment now? Knowing that I will have to do it in the near term regardless of what happens this year.
4. If so...what type of unit should I buy? And the potential cost?
Just looking for some advice if any of you have gone through this. Any help would be appreciated!
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