I’ve been battling this all summer. We have a ton of pollen and junk in the air (surrounded by fields). I’m still not sure what it is. This fall when I close the pool, I’ll open up the filter and see if it’s channeled. Could be algae? Who knows. It I haven’t gotten a CC reading since late April...
The return bucket is filled with polyfil (pillow stuffing) and multiple 1/4” holes drilled into the bottom. I did not notice a ton being caught in there as the culligan filter caught probably 95% of the metals/iron.
View the CYA chart. You need to add some liquid chlorine to get up to maintain levels. Your Free Chlorine is really low and if it stays low you are asking for algae. You need a more accurate reading of your CYA than 30-50.
Looks like you also need to raise your PH. I would do this by aerating...
I am pretty sure mine is pollen. We have REALLY HIGH pollen counts by us. And when it rains, there is very little that accumulates on the bottom. I've been using skimmer socks since I noticed the black dirt like in the bottom, and I've had to empty it out 2-3 times a day because there's so much.
These are the products I used:
I then went to Menards and got the correct 3/4" adapters for the hose.
I'm also on well...I have HIGH iron content & overall hard water. Now granted I only ran my well pump for 2-3 hours, and used rain water the rest of the way to fill up my pool....this is the contraption I used. It's the same whole home filter that I have in my basement. Since my outdoor spigots...
Here’s my test results this morning:
5/11 - 8:30AM
PH - 7.5
FC - 16 drops - 8FC (letting it drift down from SLAM)
CC - 1 drop - 0.5CC
CH - 12 drops - 300
TA - 12 drops - 120
CYA - 30
CSI - -0.04
Water Temp - 70
Air Temp - 55
IT’S SO SPARKLY! 😍😎🤠
The pool gets sun ALL DAY. In fact the other...
SLAM doesn’t happen in just a few days usually. It’s going to take time. As long as you are brushing, vacuuming, backwashing (as needed), and keeping FC at SLAM level, you will see progress daily! Keep at it!
Well, it was just over 80 degrees today, and the pool temp got up to 78. The kids and I jumped in for a little swim. FC has dropped to 8 during the day today due to all the elusive sunshine we got. So I figured why not.
I am still getting those little gray-ish piles on the bottom. I’ve been...
Vacuumed, added chlorine, put the Robot in, replaced rotten deck boards on our deck, finished our privacy screen on one side, finished the rock bed around the pool, installed boxwoods, and mulched. VERY productive day!
Those clumps/piles could also be why you can’t find drain in deep end maybe? The leaves are so thick you can’t tell there’s the bump from the bottom drain?
Looks like you’re starting to get a LOT more out 😎
You need a filter to get that stuff out of your pool. I’d get that fixed up ASAP, and while you’re doing that you could always add some liquid chlorine with a submersible pump to help move things around. Also scoop up and junk from the bottom.