Well, I took the plunge and decided to get the pool renovated. I got three bids over the weekend, chose a builder that I liked the best, and started the process yesterday. I'm getting the decrepit Kool deck redone, the tile cleaned, and replacing the dyed plaster with Pebbletec Stonescapes. The process should take three weeks. Here are some photos:
Now that the pool is drained, I can see how bad the plaster really was (some cracks are visible in the photo above) and discovered that I was fighting an algae bloom. There are green spots around one of the drains and a few places here and there on the walls. There are even spots that could be the dreaded black algae.
- The plaster will soon be gone . Any special precautionary measures I should take when filling the pool? Should I do a SLAM? My numbers were good prior to draining (TC <=0.5) and nothing visible from the surface so I didn't realize there was a problem.
- Since I will be starting from scratch, should I revert back to chlorine tabs from my new SWCG until CYA levels get up there? I have a full 5gal bucket of those things. I like the feel of saline water but it's getting colder and the pool won't be used much now.
Thanks in advance for the tips. I'll keep posting pictures.
Edit: Third question - I'm considering changing the fiber optic lights for LED. I'm hoping for better illumination. Is the juice with th squeeze?