I'm new here, so I have had time to set up my signature.
We bought our house last year, best we can tell our pool is about 3 years old.
24' above ground (about 15,000 gal)
The sand filter that came with it was bad so we got a Hayward Xtreme CC1500 with 1.5hp pump
So far this year things were going great, just this last weekend the pool started to get cloudy. My husband tests the water so I can't give you numbers, but that's not really my question.
He was told by the pool store that the chemicals were fine, but the phosphates were high and was give some Phosfloc to put in. He did that, and well as of 24 hours laters the pool doesn't really look like anything is settling out (he ran the filter without the cartridge in it like they said for 1.5 hours after adding the Phosfloc and it's been sitting with the pump off for 24 hours now)
What worries me is the whole vacuum to waste thing. He told them we have a cartridge filter, you can't really vacuum to waste.
So if this stuff even works, how the heck do we get the flock out of the pool?
I'm going to show him the TF100 kit so we can order it later today and start on the right path to keeping our pool.
We do us the pucks and I don't have any idea how many we've used this year since opening the pool the last week of March (we're in SW TN) because we have a chlorinator on the filter. If I had to guess I'd say we have used between 15-20 pucks since opening the pool.