SO EXCITING!!Yeah... every time I backwash the water runs right down into my neighbors area! It is a culdesac type road and I am the second house from the "top", so everything slopes down. I could probably get a hose to the driveway, but I am not sure if we're allowed to drain to the street. Something I need to look up.
OK so, I backwashed and it was filthy (I let it run longer today, didn't want to backwash early and left for several hours for Mothers Day).
And, I can pretty clearly see the bottom of the deep end now with a high powered flashlight! I bet in a day or so I won't need a light at all. There is a teeny bit of leaves. And a huge rock lol.
That is entirely possible! I bet that is/was a suction side cleaner port, which you might look intoAlsooooo, unless it is really well camouflaged, I don't HAVE a main drain! Which means all my filtering is happening from the skimmer, and that mystery pipe! That would explain why this is taking soooo long!
+1, agreed!If the mystery pipe is working as suction, and you now can see the bottom and there is no more junk, you can try to attach a hose to the mystery pipe or the skimmer and throw it to the bottom. This might speed things up.
That's a shame. Now we can really see the muck & junk that has settled. Get well soon and keep on maintaining that FC level. This has been a quite a process for you. Hang in there.
Oh No!!! As tempting as it might be, try to not overextend yourself! Shoulder injuries are no fun, but continued use and aggravation of it can make things significantly worse (and longer to heal!)
It might be time to up the CYA by 10 Let the FC work on the algae, not be degraded by UVChlorine drops basically only happening when sun is direct on the pool
Take care of your shoulder! The pool will be there when you feel better!
Water is from the city, I haven’t had it testedSo it is time to do the Over Night Chlorine Test as seen here: Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT) - Trouble Free Pool
Once you pass that we will work on the staining. Lets lay some ground work for that.
Where does your water come from? Well? City water? Have you had it tested for metals? If not you can do so at the pool store. They will want to test your water for everything. Just nod and smile then walk out with the printout. Don't bother even looking at anything else other than the metals part.
While you are out and about you can pickup so cheap vitamin C tablets (white ones).
You are in Hot Springs, correct? A quick search of the water quality report from 2018 doesn't indicate a high level of iron (or any metal) in the water.Water is from the city, I haven’t had it tested
I have already tested the stains and am pretty sure they are iron! I bought some vitamin c a while ago. I crushed them up and put them in a nylon, holding for a few seconds against the stain removes it completely. Do you think I still need to bother with the pool store testing in that case?
As for where the iron might of came from, I have no idea. It might be in the city water, I guess? In our old house, we had an issue with rusty looking stains in a toilet. Just one of them though. This new place doesn’t have a softener or house filter (neither did our old one).