Bought a property in Brooks Ga that just happens to have a 20x40 inground pool. Never owned a pool, but we figured what the heck, it would at least be a grandbaby magnet, lol. Pool had a safety cover on it and had not been opened in 2-3 years. Filter was busted and looked someone had ran into it with a lawnmower. Long story short we got it open, scooped out as much algae as possible, and had the new filter and an aquarite 900 swg installed. Have not put the salt in yet. Before we had any circulation we added a bottle of algaecide (which I understand now might have been a no no, but it’s done now.) We also used granular shock, the pool store recommended amount, and stirred that sucker like a watched pot of prize winning chilI! It went milky blue for a couple days and then the equipment was delayed. Rather than continue to put chem in it we continued to stir and scoop and wait.
Now that system running we’ve been running 24/7 backwashing a couple of times a day, and letting water out as waste, refilling with hose. We‘ve been keeping the bottom drain closed, unless we run to waste because we can’t see the bottom (it’s about 8-9 feet deep). Who knows what may be lurking down there!
I‘ve got a test kit on the way but I picked up a small one at the pool store.
ph less than 6.8
I couldn’t get the cya to match the ph color even after 15 drops of reagent (maybe I did that part wrong)
Husband is headed to pool store after work for 4 Gallons of liquid chlorine. They are only allowing one case per customer. We wanted to see the bottom before we put the salt in, but we don’t know if that will happen.
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be kind. Lol I’ve read so many articles and watched so many videos it’s all a blur. Kinda like the pool water.
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