I have a couple of questions.
I went on vacation last week (wed)for about 5 days put 2 gallons of 12.5% chlorine in the pool plus I added 2 chlorine disks in my floater (I had put one in on the previous Sunday to see how long it lasted and it was about 1/2 gone) came home sunday night the pool looked great I could actually see the bottom of the pool !!
I vacuumed it this morning and turned the pump back on and checked my chlorine and it tested zilch, shouldn't I have a little chlorine in it? The first disk i put in is almost gone and the 2 new ones are about 1/4 gone, I added 1/2 gallon of chlorine in this evening. As soon as I post this I am going to order the good test kit.
Do the floaters actually do any good or do most people just use liquid chlorine?
This house we bought is a foreclosure and when we moved in the pool was uncovered and the steps were in, we are guessing at least 2 years. The steps are the really nice ones with the molded wide stairs and it screws onto our deck. The previous owners had used a couple of bags of this blue sand stuff?? to put in the steps I guess to help hold them down the writing is gone from the bags and some of them have leaked so I have this blue sandy stuff I keep getting on the bottom of my pool I have been able to vacuum most of it up but still have some thats settles to the bottom, my question is does anyone know what it is and is there a better way to get it out or just vacuuming will eventually get it out?
Thanks for all your help,