Forum virgin ... not been on here before and am now a damsel in distress.
I have a 58,000 litre AGP in the ground measuring 10 x 505 - should be a luxury but for two years has been a thorn in my side.
We have only for a short (and I mean short) period of time experience crystal clear water. Despite employing the services of a pool guy (who has cost us heaps of cash) we still can't maintain our pool.
We've tried everything and I mean everything ... we have a creepy crawly, a manual cleaner, started initially with a cartridge filter - have now upgraded to a sand filter. We have a pool blanket (another disaster - another story).
We now have a green pool. So despite a previous horror story with a pool shop, I decided to revisit (a different) pool shop. One that was recommended. The water sample was tested with the following results:
Total dissolved Solids 1550.0
Cyanuric Acid 55.0
Free Copper -1.0
Free Chlorine 1.1
Total Chlorine 1.1
Total Alkalinity 90.0
Calcium Hardness -1.0
The recommended action was to superchlorinate the pool.
However, following my conversation with the pool shop assistant (about the green colour of my pool) she recommended an Algaecide. So off I went home with Algaecide in possession (a litre bottle).
The pool shop recommended the following:
Back wash the pool - which I did
Deposit 500ml of the algaecide into the pool - which I did
Deposit 500ml of the water clarify (they sold me) into the pool at the same time - which I did
Leave the filter running for 24 hours then vacum residue.
The filter has now been running for 20 hours and the pool is no better ! Am I missing something?
I wrote down the instructions in the shop so that I wouldn't get it wrong but I did notice on the Algaecide bottle that it states use the whole litre for our size pool, leave the filter off for 3 hours and then vaccum to waste.
Could someone please help me ... I'm seconds away from having the pool filled in !
PS I live in Australia and currently experiencing temperatures in excess of 35 degrees (which obviously doesn't help!)