Any tips on managing a Desjoyaux pool, please? I’ve recently taken on looking after one at a holiday house, let out by the week, but I’m finding it difficult to keep it sparkling clean. And now it’s cloudy again! Or at least, milky.
The chemical balance is broadly OK - chlorine 3, pH 7.2, CyA 40, etc.
While the place is let I tend to use a 20 micron filter bag that I clean every 3-4 days, filtering for about 7-8 hours per day. I also have 10 and 5 micron bags for when I am there and can clean more often, as they block up quite quickly. But conventional cleaning doesn’t seem to work well for suspended particles, they seem to just pass through the bag, even when using flocculent.
My best method to date, developed following an algae problem when opening, has been to vacuum flocculated particles to waste, using a long hose and water pressure method , but it’s difficult and time-consuming to organise each Saturday changeover.
Surely it shouldn’t be getting so cloudy? Perhaps I should be running the filter longer, but it is noisy for guests. Perhaps there is still algae left over from spring? And surely there is a better way to clear it? Any thoughts, please, or recommendations for good sources of information.