I have used the BBB method as explained here from the start. This is easy!
You guys pay way to much attention to EVERYTHING, or I am lax. My pool was filled January 3rd this year. NO problems , but CYA hit 30-50.
In May I installed a SWG, January to May I used "pucks" for chlorine. Since May I have added < 2 gallons of muriatic acid. nothing else.
I have yet to clean my filter, I empty my skimmer every three or four weeks, the pump basket gets looked at then... I have opened it three times. Water is always crystal clear, PH raises (hence the acid use). SWG at 50 %, pump runs 8 hours a day. I did change it to late afternoon/early evening around July.
Reply to people asking about bubbles and SWG. divide by 100 minutes instead of hours. At 50 % bubble are there first 50 minutes , disappear when it is off, another 50 minutes. (thats one hour and 40 minutes) then bubbles back.
I intend to use BBB if I ever need to but all I ever do is add acid. I check the rest but it is always the same, so it gets checked less frequently every time.
My cartridge filter started in January at 17 PSI, it is now at 17.5 PSI. Skimmer is emptied every 3-4 weeks (unless serious winds). Should I do more? or leave well enough alone ?
Calcium Hardness is high 400 +(vegas 350 tap water)
Alkalinity is high 200 + ( will try a to alter this fall)
PH 7.8 then I add avout a quart of acid (never measure after 2 weeks later 7.6 )
CYA ( 30-50) Never got a kit. Check with Leslie's and NPS occasionally
salt 3500. (thank god I didn't add the last bag).
So, Should I be emptying my skimmer/cleaning my filter or just wait until fall and clean my filter then ? It has yet to raise one pound in pressure over almost 8 months.
PS I am in Vegas. (Henderson for you Vegas people)