I have been visting here for about a month now and have learned a lot! Generally I have gone to Leslie's to get my water tests and basic supplies. That will certainly change now! I recieved my TF test kit on Thursday and am ready to really manage my pool water.
My pool was completed in Oct 06 by Whitewater Pools in Phoenix (which is now out of business). This is my first pool so I trusted most of the initial advice from the pool store. There are no major issues, but I feel it's now really where it should be.
I have a couple thing to run by the experts here. First I need some help in estimating my gallons. The builder began filling when I was not home, so I could not get a meter reading. It is a free form pool, 79' perimeter, 412 sg ft of surface area. The max dimensions are 29 x 16.6. Depths go from 3.5 to 6 to 5 ft deep. I originally thought about 19000 -20000, but now I am thinking more like 16000 or so. The onlie estimators all conflict with each other.
Has anybody dealth with Whitewater in Phoenix? I have a small leak in the underground plumbing of a return jet. I would replace it myself, but piping is essentially encased in concrete. Sloppy pour or intentional, I do not know. It is a pain to chisel out and I don't want to risk more damage to the pipes. Whitewater provided a lifetime warranty on underground plumbing. Since they're out of business, any idea who'd cover their warranty work or find who the plumbing sub was?
Last, for now, the water is clear in sun, but when I turn the pool light on at dark I can see lots of floaties. Best way to clear this up? Possible that a cart has a tear and best way to check?
My test this morning
TA 200 (not sure if I am getting this right)
CH not tested
Pool store on 5/16
CYA 90 (was 60 on 5/6 as tested by them. Other than some left over "shock", I have not added anything. One reason I am not trusting them not with the knowledge I gained here)
CH 200 (was 400 on 5/6)
Salt 4600 (Pool Thing requires about 5000)
Of note too, I am having an issue with the SWG that I just called about the MFG about last week, so I have been supplementing with bleach. I also added 1 box of borax on 5/15, in preperation of going the BBB way (I understand not nearly enough, more of an expierement to see how much it'd affect the ph, since that is the one thing I battle the most in this pool).