I'm new to owning a pool, house we purchased had one and it was decently maintained, but when we did the walk through I grabbed a sample of the water and took it two different places..both suggested to drain and re-fill the pool due to the high amount of stuff in it (can't remember). We drained it anyway to have the rocks and waterfall/slide re finished. Draining it was going to be a sure thing anyway. So i'm currently refilling the pool...heres some info:
In-ground in Las Vegas, NV
Pentair 450 with new filter cartridges
Single pump for skimmers and filters
Booster pump for waterfall/slide
We have a few things going on: guests are coming to town next weekend and my wife would love for the pool to be "open" by then; I'd also like to maintain the pool myself and am sold on getting a Taylor Kit..either 2006 or TF-100, but I know it won't get here in time.
I guess my questions are:
1) Would it be horrible to have one of the big name companies test the water and give me some results to start with so I can get the pool usable by Saturday, March 19th?
2) We don't have a heater in the pool nor have solar...we are considering those but in the meanwhile would like to use a solar cover...I've read about the solar disks, the solar cover (trim to fit), and liquid solar covers. Does anyone have suggestions on which way to go for long term heating and user friendliness?
Thank you all in advance! I'm hopeful that we can have many awesome years of pool ownership!