Ok, gang glad to be here. I have a 13500 in grown pool. I have lived here for 5 years and kept the mom and pop pool service who now charge 185/month. I watched their men check the pool recently and this consisted of skimming with a basket, no vacuuming and using a dropper bottle into the pool to decide to put two tri-chlor tablets in the skimmer.
I have been reading everything here and decided to let them go and take it on myself. I got some test strips and chlorox and baking soda and over a week it already looks better.
I just ordered the TLF-100 test kit so I should shortly get better info.
My main basic question is this. I have two pumps but only one is routed through a skimmer. One is an extra for swim jets. Since I have lived here the skimmer pump has run 24 hours 7 days per week. From what I have read here not everyone runs their pumps 24 hours a day. I live in central Mississippi so it is hot and muggy. After I get the chemistry straighten out should I limit the amount of time the pool pump runs?
I appreciate the site and have learned ALOT.