Swimming pool advice - help I'm tearing my hair out!!!!
The pool has recently turned into a pond.
We've been having trouble with it since Christmas. Water is fine (pH, salt, phosphates etc) as it's been tested several times. Replaced the cartridge in the filter which needed changing anyway, had the cell tested which is three years old and that's running at about 80% chlorine output, pump is on for 2x3hrs a day, normally we have the cover on.
I have two problems:
- The control box fell off the mountings in Feb, I've had this briefly tested and it was ok, however, I suspect its not and this is the chlorine output problem
- When I clean the cartidge filter, the pressure would normally run out about 20 for weeks, for the last couple of months it starts at 20 and then goes to about 100+ within an hour. When I clean it, this happens every single time. The only thing I haven't looked at yet is the pump, it sounds fine and the last time the pump got clogged the pressure went down, not up. This pressure going up thing is doing my head in.
I just wanted some second opinions before I splashed the cash on a pool guy, because I know good trustworthy ones are hard to find.