I am not sure if this is the place, but going to see if this fits in here.
i posted this in the 'what you did to your pool' thread. Would like some insight so posting in its own thread.
The other day I spoke to my pool guy for the first time. Background, he's paid by the home owner of the house I am renting. I'd like to get rid of him. What are your thoughts?
I left him a note to call my wife or I before he added any chemicals. He called us both and left messages with irritated tone saying 'well i was told to call you, so here I am calling you...' I called back and got the VM right away. So I left him a nice VM asking him to not add any chemicals, that I had drained the pool a bit to lower the CYA and that I don't want him adding in the chlorine tablets. After the VM he started to text me.
Mind you, the pool does not have a overflow drain hole on it's side. So filling the pool until it overflows as a method of lowering the CYA would mean the pool drains over the side of the pool. My boss has had two pools built in his two previous homes. He said NEVER DRAIN OVER THE SIDE. So hearing this from a pool guys seems like he isn't too smart.
He never replied to my last questions.
I am looking to figure out who pays this guy to come, and convince them he's not worth the money.
my other issue is that the pool isn't even clean. Maybe he is paid to only add chemicals. But the pool has tons of silt on the bottom. I should try brushing in the am while the pump is on to stir up the silt and hope the skimmer pulls it in.