Ok that’s a good idea. I wasn’t sure if I’d break anything by moving the valves but I’m sure one of them will do it...Do you feel comfortable playing with the valves? I would take a pic of how they are now before you do anything just in case.
If you do feel comfortable with moving them do it a smidgen at a time. See what it does to each area. Try it this way and that way. Make notes so you know what you did and what happened when you did it.
Wow that’s awesome! Didn’t know we were allowed to hahaSWEET! That looks wonderful.................that is until I think about trying to mow it without getting any clippings in the water LOL
When you want to add salt get everyone in the pool. We call it "diamond day" it is so pretty to watch the diamonds float through the water! The people can also help mix it in good!
Yes, bleach and muriatic acid. You can use the pool math app to calculate how much you need of each:PoolMath - Trouble Free PoolOk so from researching the forum and revisiting the printouts it seems we need to add bleach to raise chlorine and muriatic acid to lower the pH. I’m not sure I understand how much. Or if we should do one tonight one tomorrow.
is FC what I’m testing for? The test I have says residual chlorine.Yes, bleach and muriatic acid. You can use the pool math app to calculate how much you need of each:PoolMath - Trouble Free Pool
Make sure the pump and filter are running any time you add chemicals and for at least 30 min after additions to make sure things get mixed in well. Wait 15-30 min between adding muriatic acid and anything else, particularly chlorine.
I'd personally try to get the pH in range first (7.5-7.7), and then focus on the chlorine. Since you think you may have algae, and you're at basically zero chlorine now, I'd shoot for FC of 3.0 at a bare minimum.
Yes this is super helpful!! I will start on the math and get to the store now. It seems lowes will have everything we need.POOL MATH to the rescue!!!! Here is link: PoolMath - Trouble Free Pool
I love me some Pool Math!!
pH=muriatic acid-Your pH might be higher than you think so look at it as a "battle". In Pool Math put in 8.0 as your now and 7.5 as your target. Turn the pump on high, wear safety glasses, pour the m.a. in slowly in front of a return. Let the pump run for about 15 mins or so. Retest the pH and see what is says. IF it is not in the 7s do the above again. Keep doing it until you see it in the 7s.
Muriatic acid and chlorine do NOT play well together. You should wait 15 min between adding each one. Again making sure the pump is on. If you can also brush to really help mix it up good.
Does this help?