Greetings all. Justin from MN here.
Here is my pool ( I think it is 18x36):
I am new to this and have no idea what I am doing. I bought this house in the fall and this will be our first season. We are pretty excited. My questions:
The pool guy I (just installed a new Raytek 206A) said to run the heater Thurs-Sun at about 85 degrees. That sound ok to you all?
How often should I run the pump\filter? Does it matter how long I run it at a time? I think I have the filter\backwash\rinse process down so that's good.
Any tips for getting sand of the bottom of the pool? I tried the skim vac we have but could not seem to get enough suction. I have no air in the hose. Should I try turning off one of the skimmers? Do I remove the skimmer basket before attaching the vac? Should I turn of the drain as well?
What other chemicals\additives should I use moving forward?