HI guys. Not trying to thread jack this post so please excuse. If you have the slightest fear of thread jacking it is always better to start a new topic, rather than tacking onto some existing topic. Starting a new topic is easy and prevents answers to your questions from getting mixed together with answers to the original posters questions. Split into a new topic. JasonLion
My IG was closed by the PB via the contract. Opening it up is up to me but they will charge $200 to open it up. I called and they will do a partial opening for $100 if I remove the cover etc.
Here's my concern: There was literally hundreds of gallons on the cover which was full of debris and leaves. I have pumped most of the water off and gotten about 95% of the leaves/debris out. I wanted to sneak a peak under the cover to see how clean it was.
WHOA......the steps were green/brown and just simply nasty. Around the only return I could see it looked almost stained. Mind yoyu, my pool is about 7 mos old so I was really disappointed in how the pool looked. My neighbor suggested that I start filling the pool up for a variety of reasons one of them being that it will raise the tarp up and is easier to clean the debris out. So, I started filling it up and went about my merry way. I returned about an hour later to be really surprised that there was more water on top of the tarp than should be; especially after I just pumped gallons of it off. I am thinking I have a hole in the tarp/cover which 1) let the fresh water get on top of the tarp after starting to fill it up today and 2) this is where all the "nastiness" came from over the Winter season. Tarp is brand new. Anyone ever seen this before ?
Also, is it normal to lose alot of water in the winter season? I am hoping it is due to evaporation as I know when the PB closed the pool, we did not pump out as much water as it will take to get it back up to the skimmers. At this point I am very concernend and depressed as I just dropped down $33K only to be this depressed 7 mos later. The hole in the cover/tarp doesn't bother me as much as how dirty the pool is and that I might possibly have a leak.
Again, not trying to hijack the thread. Any suggestions ?