Hello - thank you all for being so kind and helpful! When we bought our house last year, as new pool owners, we really thought it was supposed to be light green! In fact, my husband was convinced the plaster was not white, but light green. However, after our pool turned DARK green a few months ago, we realized that skimming, vacuuming and using chlorine pucks regularly might not be as simple as we first thought. After consulting with "experts" and getting bad advice, we found TFP and thanks to all of you, our water is now beautiful! We actually swam in it for the first time this season - last week.
Unfortunately we have patches of discoloration that we cannot seem to clean. We run our new robot several times a day. We also have brushed and brushed. We spent last Sunday afternoon IN the pool attempting to clean it from the inside. No such luck. It has rained a lot this week and the discoloration looks even worse since last week. My husband suggested that maybe we can just see it more clearly now, since the water is clearer! In any case, do you have any advice for us? We really hope we do not have to drain and do an acid wash. The plaster is 14 years old and rough in some areas on the side.
You will note that our decking needs a good power-washing and there are a few spots on the floor of the pool that need plaster repair. The waterline tile is white (WHY would someone install WHITE tile??) and is actually clean, though it has a strange grayish discoloration on the top that dips to the grout lines. Resurfacing and retiling is so much more than we anticipated and we are hoping to get to next year before we tackle.
Today's readings with our new TFP test kit by my husband, who is in charge of all things chemical and mechanical (I'm the researcher):
CC - 1.5
PH - 7.6
TA - 80
CH - 45
CYA - 65
I will post photos below! It actually looks a little better in person. These were taken right at dusk tonight.
Thank you for reading!
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