Hello, Just purchased a Tuff Pool -Vinyl with hayward pump/sand filter. Wanted salt water pool so got suckered into the Pool Stores initial start-up. Here's what they had me add -Conditioner, Pool Perfect, 9 bags of pool salt (added eight), 2 bottles of shock (liquid chlorine) which I added the following day.
When I first filled the pool, water was nice and clear, started the pump and filter per instructions, backwashing, rinse, then filter, but apparently alot of the media (zeobrite stuff) went in through the return jet and clouded up my water. This morning after reading several post, I brushed the floor and sides and noticed there was a lot of sediment on the ground (maybe algae starting to form?) Couldn't tell too cloudy to see. Well I poured another bottle of the Shock stuff they sold me, (have a case, and will begin to used the bleach method!) and left the pump running for aprox 8 1/2hrs. (Electrician comes tomorrow so kind of scared to leave the pump running over night from an extension plug to my gagrage.) Water still looks the same and I brushed again, something is settling on the floor cause I noticed once I brush a spot, the floor looks more like the blue color of the liner.
I have read extensively and know I need to order that test kit so you know what the heck I'm talking about, but did take a sample into the pool store today to see what they would say, naturally, I bought nothing until I hear some advice from you guys. I always seem to get the new teenager at the store that has to ask someone else for advise!!!!
Here's the results
Free Chlorine 6.0ppm
Total Chlorine 6.0ppm
Combined Chlorine 0.0ppm
Cyanuric Acid 30ppm
they suggest pH is high add 10.0 oz Muriatic Acid or 13.0 oz pH Minus
Hardness is low add 13lb Hardness Control
Free Chlorine is above recommended range- allow to dissipate overnight & retest
Also got that pool frog free with my pool purchase, should I even bother installing that in? From what I've read-- too many unhappy customers.
Like I said totally NEW to this pool up-keep thing so not hip to all the chemical talk here, step by step instructions please