I am in the military so i move alot. I just moved near Philadelphia and founda house for rent that had a pool. It was a great deal for the yard/house/amenities so i grabbed it! This being my first time having to deal with a pool i had the Openings and Closings put into the lease for the owner to pay for. So on to my pool/problem. The previous tenant did not have this agreement and was responsible for everything i'm assuming. My pool had a tru-loc solid cover on so i was hoping for an easy opening. The pool company came to open and told me a few things weren't done right. First the pool level was too high for winter and also there was water in the basket near the pump. Luckily nothing was damaged during the winter and everything is running fine. The main problem is that the previous tenants did not clean the pool.......at all before closing it. The pool guy said that with the pool cover i had it should open pretty close to how i closed it. and it didn't look good. Mainly just tons of leaves and debris not really any Algae or anything. I only posessed a cheaper 4 part test kit which i did later in the day after the opening and everything seems "ok". i took a sample of water to Leslie's since my test kit is on order (k-2006, thanks to all my lurking on here) I don't have the sheet in fron of me but most everything was good.
sorry can't remember the rest off the top of my head. the main thing is i wanted to know my CYA so I could start a SLAM hoping my test kit would arrive soon.
I put everything in the Pool calc and put in the required amount of Chlorine. Problem i have now is that i can't tell my FC until my kit gets here. But i want to keep progress until my kit arrives (anxious wife that wants her pool).
I've swept the bottom of the pool for leaves and after getting an entire tree's worth i think i'm starting to gain ground (very few leaves at all, buit i can't see the bottom to tell).
Again this is my first ever pool dealings (was a mountain lake kinda kid not a pool kid growing up) so any advice would be appreciated.
First pic is of the pool shortly after opening. second is from this morning after i put in chlorine at about 9pm to bring the shock level to 12 (according to pool calc). So the second pic is maybe 8-10 hours after adding chlorine. The pool guy said i'd need to probably backwash pretty often with all the debris but i haven't really needed to, is that normal?Pool 1.jpgpool2.jpg
Also i believe its around 10,000-12000 gallons (don't know depth) and Vinyl liner.