Hi All! I'm excited for this adventure of owning a pool. We bought a home last fall that has a 14x28 salt water pool. This is our first summer in the home with the pool. We had a pool company come and close the pool, then open it just a couple weeks ago for us. We plan to maintain the pool on our own though... but we have no clue! I've been reading up online and read through pool school. I've ordered the K6000 kit and it should be here in a few days. We just bought a Dolphin Nautilus to help with the cleaning as the pool cleaner that hooks up to the plumbing just wasn't working. We have 3 kids 6 and under and they love the waterslide! Where we are it is hot in the summer with temps in the mid 90's - 100's most of July and August.
After 2 weeks of good use it started to look slightly cloudy and murky (think bright blue 2 weeks ago with a little hint of light green murky) No alge or anything though. I put in some bleach last night to give it a little boost and things look much better this morning.
I'm not sure if our salt cell is working properly however. It is not giving any sort of reading of the salt levels, the cell light isn't coming one at all, while the flow and power lights are green and good. And I can't change the setting from the 20% output (I press 'more' and it doesn't do anything). I checked the salt level b/c the users guide said the light may not come on if the salt is too low but the salt was 3150 ppm and the range is between 3000 and 3500, so that should be fine. So I really don't know how to figure out if the cell is dead/not working properly/or just fine. Any ideas?
We had the pool company come and replace some o rings and they ended up replacing the entire top handle portion of our filter right when we bought the house about 10 months ago b/c we noticed there was water leakage on the floor in the pool house. There is no more water dripping from the top of the filter but there is still a slight water leak on the ground around the filter and pump. So we have to figure out what is causing that as well.
We are excited to have the pool I just hope we can manage the chems and keep up with everything!