The good news....I opened once again to crystal clear water, yeah!
After circulating the water with a portable submersible, I tested yesterday.
CYA 40 (either testing error from last year or this makes no sense to me...I should have <20 based on readings last August....) Does cold water make it test lower or higher or just skews the results? I thought I let it warm up enough....
Ya gotta love BBB opening to a FC residual....
I know I won't be swimming for another 5 weeks at least....what can I say, I'm anxious for summer to arrive....
Anyway...now the bad news. I have had a slow drip at one of the connections.... the original install included some kind of cement around a fitting that went in to the hole on the lower right side of the filter.
Over this fitting we place a rubber union to connect it to the hard-plumbing pvc leading to the heater.
Two years ago the cement looking stuff developed a slow drip, and I never did anything about it. So putting the connections on this year, hubby pulled away most of the old stuff, whatever it was...and applied a bead of silicone caulk.
Still leaking, I guess he didn't do a thorough job or the caulk wasn't the right choice.
So what do we use to fix this drip and will I have to drain the filter to make the drip stop, or is there something magical we can apply on top of this area to make the drip stop, even though it's wet?
Hope this makes sense....I'm looking for the easiest way out here....